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Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is firmly taking the reins of her own royal life

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is firmly taking the reins of her own royal life

Duchess Catherine
After more than half a decade officially in the royal spotlight—and an few early unofficial years at Prince William's side—Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is firmly taking the reins of her own royal life. After marrying Princess Diana's oldest son in 2011 and giving birth to their son, Prince George, and their daughter, Princess Charlotte, in the six years that followed, the 35-year-old has certainly been a highly-publicized staple of Britain's first family. However, as she approaches her first decade of regal life, Middleton is diving into her role headfirst arguably more so now than ever before as her husband gears up to become king and, likewise, as she awaits to be queen. Particularly, Prince William is reportedly leaving his air ambulance job this summer to focus solely on roy
Inside the The hospice’s family-centred Catherine Duchess of Cambridge met children with life-threatening conditions and their families

Inside the The hospice’s family-centred Catherine Duchess of Cambridge met children with life-threatening conditions and their families

Duchess Catherine
For you! Duchess of Cambridge handed flowers by adorable girl at children's hospice The Duchess of Cambridge was presented with a posy of flowers by a four-year-old girl at a children's hospice run by a charity she supports as royal patron. Kate was given the flowers by Nell Cork, whose brother, Finnbar, received care at the centre, run by East Anglia's Children's Hospices (Each), in the Norfolk village of Quidenham, before he died in August last year. The Duchess, wearing emerald green, crouched down as she spoke to Nell before shaking the hand of her elder brother, Alfie, 13, and speaking to her parents, Claire and Tristan. The family, from Hethersett, near Norwich, are among those who have been helped by the hospice charity. She was greeted by dozens of flag-waving schoolchildr...
The amount of money East Anglian Air Ambulance receives from businesses has tripled since the Duke of Cambridge started as a pilot, from £55,101 in 2015 to £163,082 last year

The amount of money East Anglian Air Ambulance receives from businesses has tripled since the Duke of Cambridge started as a pilot, from £55,101 in 2015 to £163,082 last year

Prince William
Wills gets the cash to fly in: Prince being credited for a sharp rise in corporate donations to the air ambulance service where he works Amount of money East Anglia Air Ambulance receives from business has tripled Charity received six per cent less in its collecting tins since he joined it in July Bulge in corporate donations suggests more companies have become involved The ‘Prince William effect’ is being credited for a sharp rise in corporate donations to the air ambulance service he works for. The amount of money East Anglian Air Ambulance receives from businesses has tripled since the Duke of Cambridge started as a pilot, from £55,101 in 2015 to £163,082 last year. However, the charity has received six per cent less money in its collecting tins since he joined it in July 2015. Th
How Princess Diana’s legacy will be celebrated this year

How Princess Diana’s legacy will be celebrated this year

Princess Diana
Princess Diana's legacy will be celebrated with a special exhibition at Althorp, her ancestral home, later this year. The beloved royal's brother Earl Spencer will host the event, which will feature the inspiring stories of young people who are "Walking in her Shoes" and a fundraising gala for the Diana Award in June. The exhibition, which is being organised by the charity – the only one to carry the Princess's name – is one of a series of events taking place throughout her 20th anniversary year to celebrate her qualities of kindness, compassion and service. Diana was tragically killed in a car accident on August 31, 1997, leaving behind sons Prince William, 15, and 12-year-old Prince Harry. The Princes, like their uncle Earl Spencer, are now huge supporters of the Diana Award, which
‘I lost my mummy too’: Prince William opens up about Princess Diana to grieving girl The royal encouraged Aoife to share her feelings after losing her father to pancreatic

‘I lost my mummy too’: Prince William opens up about Princess Diana to grieving girl The royal encouraged Aoife to share her feelings after losing her father to pancreatic

Prince William
Prince William opened up to a girl who was grieving for her father in a bid to comfort her, saying: "I lost my mummy when I was very young too." The prince, accompanied by his wife Kate Middleton, was visiting the Child Bereavement UK Centre in Stratford which provides support for children coming to terms with the loss of a loved one. Speaking with children and their parents, the father-of-two met nine-year-old Aoife and her brother Keenan, 12, whose father John died from pancreatic cancer six years ago. Sharing his own experience of loss as a child the prince — who will mark the 20th anniversary of the death of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, later this year — told Aoife: "Do you know what happened to me? You know I lost my mummy when I was very young too. I was 15 and my brothe
I am sure the children we support and serving police officers will also be extremely pleased Peter Smyth, CEO

I am sure the children we support and serving police officers will also be extremely pleased Peter Smyth, CEO

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Duke of Cambridge becomes patron of the Metropolitan & City Police Orphans Fund The Duke of Cambridge has become patron of the Metropolitan & City Police Orphans Fund. The Fund, which began in 1870 as an orphanage, is the oldest police charity in the world. It supports the children of officers of the Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police who have died or who are unable to provide for their families. The Fund will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2020, and 2017 marks 80 years since it became a modern charity following the closure of the orphanage in 1937. Peter Smyth, the chief executive officer, said: “We are absolutely delighted that His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge has agreed to be our new patron. I am sure the children we support and serving police
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Is Following In the Queen’s Footsteps She’s succeeding her role as patron of a charity.

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Is Following In the Queen’s Footsteps She’s succeeding her role as patron of a charity.

Duchess Catherine
The Duchess of Cambridge is a supporter of many charities, and now she is following in the Queen's footsteps by taking on another patronage. The Duchess will succeed the Queen as patron of the charity Action For Children, The Evening Standard reports. The news of Kate's role follows an announcement on Tuesday that the Queen will be stepping down from her position when she gives up over 20 of her patronages at the end of this year. Sir Tony Hawkhead, Action For Children's chief executive, said the charity was 'thrilled' with the new appointment. "It is a great honor to begin what I am sure will be a long association with a member of the Royal Family with whom we already have a relationship following visits to some of our services in 2015," he said. Action For Children, which suppo...
The young royal, who is a royal patron of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, poses for a photograph during her visit

The young royal, who is a royal patron of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, poses for a photograph during her visit

Princess Beatrice
'This is a magical place': Princess Beatrice gets into the Christmas spirit as she bonds with patients at Forget Me Not Children's Hospice in Huddersfield Princess Beatrice visited a children's hospice with goody bags and cake She is a royal patron of the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice in Huddersfield The princess opened the centre in June 2013 and took on a formal role Princess Beatrice got into the Christmas spirit when she visited a children's hospice with goody bags and cakes for the youngsters. Beatrice is royal patron of the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice, which supports youngsters with life-shortening conditions and their families in West Yorkshire, and she toured its state-of-the-art Russell House unit in Huddersfield. The princess opened the centre in June 2013, the year ...
Tearful Moments: A new documentary promises to show Prince Harry like we’ve never seen him before, and we’re already blown away

Tearful Moments: A new documentary promises to show Prince Harry like we’ve never seen him before, and we’re already blown away

Prince Harry
A new documentary promises to show Prince Harry like we've never seen him before, and we're already blown away. Prince Harry In Africa, which debuts on the UK's ITV network Monday night, follows the work of his charity, Sentebale, which was founded in 2006 to help children in Lesotho, Africa. The charity continues the work of his late mother and as a result, Yahoo reports, he opened up about Princess Diana in a way we've never seen before. "I wanted to do something to make my mother proud," the Prince told ITV's Tom Bradby. "To a certain extent there was a lot of unfinished business — work that my mother never completed." The 32-year-old also spoke on his mother's death, which occurred in 1997 when he was just 12 years old. "I never really dealt with what had happened. It was a lot of