I didn’t know what to title this article, because it’s mostly about Kate Middleton‘s schedule of appearances, so I went with the Wimbledon thing because I’m quoting an article about Kate’s engagement schedule conflicting with Wimbledon.
Firstly, KP announced a new engagement for Kate for next week. On May 3, which is a week from today, Kate will visit Farms for City Children to see their work with school children from inner city areas. Kate will meet the founders, Michael and Clare Morpurgo, and join students and teachers as they muck around the farm.
Secondly, the DM had a little blurb about Kate’s schedule and Wimbledon which has a little bit of information about her July trip to Germany and Poland. From the DM:
“The Duchess of Cambridge thought her new status as patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club would give her the perfect excuse to spend more time at Wimbledon this summer. But pesky politicians have queered the court. Not only is Kate in Germany and Poland flying the Brexit flag during the championships… but the revised dates of the Spanish state visit fall during Wimbledon’s second week. Fortunately, King Felipe and Queen Letizia fly home on the eve of finals’ weekend so tennis fan Kate can cheer Andy Murray (hopefully).”
Wimbledon 2017 takes place from July 3-16.
I never got around to mentioning the revised dates for the Spanish State Visit to the UK. On Friday, BP announced that, because of the recently announced General Election, they have postponed the Spanish State Visit yet again. This time, though, we don’t have to wait over a year, as the visit has been moved from June to July. The visit will now take place on July 12-14, 2017.
KP announced almost two months ago that William and Kate will be heading to Germany and Poland for a visit sometime in July, but never gave a date. A date for the trip has still not been announced, but if the DM article is correct, then the visit will take place sometime in the first two weeks of July.
As far as that DM article goes, will Kate attend Wimbledon? Of course she will. She’s now their Patron and it’s an easy engagement for her. Plus she loves watching tennis, so she’ll make it to at least one match.
So Kate’s revised schedule looks like this (engagements in italics are either unofficial or unconfirmed):
- May 3: Visit Farms for City Children to meet founders and children.
- May 11: Visit Luxembourg to attend 1867 Treaty of London commemoration.
- May 13: With William and Harry, host Party at the Palace tea party for children of deceased Armed Forces personnel.
- May 20: Will attend Pippa’s wedding.
- June 17: Trooping the Color.
- June 19: Order of the Garter.
- July (sometime in the first two weeks): With William, visit Poland and Germany.
Obviously, any involvement from Kate in the Spanish State Visit has not been announced yet. But I do hope she is involved.
Additionally, the America’s Cup takes place in May and June in Bermuda. The qualifiers start on May 26, and the 35th America’s Cup Match starts on June 17. I don’t at all except Kate to travel to Bermuda, but I wouldn’t be surprised if she did an engagement in Portsmouth to see the UK team off since she’s Patron of 1851 Trust, Land Rover BAR’s charity. EDIT: I’ve been told that Land Rover BAR and Ben Ainslie are already in Bermuda. So Kate most likely won’t do anything with them ahead of the race. Maybe she’ll visit them after or send a video message or something. Or maybe she won’t do anything with them. We’ll see.