After packing four engagements in to the last 48 hours, there was no let up for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today.
The couple stepped out in the rain in London to attend a meeting of the Princes’ Charities Forum at the Royal Society.
Kate looked immaculate in white for the two-hour business meeting, along with her husband who was in a more traditional business suit.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the Princes’ Charities Forum at the Royal Society in London
The pretty top featured vintage-style long sleeves and pretty delicate detailing.
The Duke wore a blue suit and maroon tie.
The Forum is a twice-yearly gathering of all the couples’ charities – as well as those of Prince Harry - to share ideas and offer mutual support.
Although William and Harry are currently focusing on their military careers, both royals want to show their support for bodies that reflect issues they care about both in the UK and abroad.
Kate wore a pretty white shirt with vintage-style sleeves and delicate detailing
After much discussion they decided to focus their attention on three main themes: Young People – particularly those who are disadvantaged or in need of guidance; Sustainable development – particularly the need to find more sustainable models to balance development and the conservation of resources and the natural environment; and the welfare of the country’s Armed servicemen and women
In 2009 the brothers created their own charitable Foundation as an umbrella to support their key charities – which now number more than 30 – both practically and through the distribution of financial grants.
They were joined last year by the Duchess, who is now an official Patron of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.
The couple have been busy over the last few days, attending four events in three days
Unfortunately Prince Harry was unable to join them at today’s meeting as he was away on a military course but sent his apologies.
A St James’s Palace spokesman said; ‘The bi-annual meeting of the Forum a very business-like event and a chance for all of the charities that the Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry are involved with to sit down and brain-storm ideas, thoughts and information. It may result in particular charities working together or it may simply be a chance to offer up ideas that will help others working in their field.’
William and Kate have spent the past few days at Kensington Palace, their London home, conducting a string of engagements, starting off with a film premiere in aid of Tusk Trust on Wednesday and a meeting with the country’s spymasters at the Headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Services at Vauxhall Cross on Thursday followed by a reception to mark the achievements of a group of British soldiers racing to the South Pole.
In the evening they attended a function to launch a £35 million appeal to revamp the First World War Galleries at the Imperial War Museum.
The couple are due to head out of the capital later today to spend their first wedding anniversary – traditionally known as paper – with close friends, at what is believed to be a wedding.
But they will travel back to their home in North Wales later on Sunday for a romantic meal to celebrate their first year as husband and wife.
A St James's Palace spokesman confirmed: ‘They will spend the weekend with friends who have a celebration.’
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