From volunteering at a homeless shelter to raising the next generation of Windsors, there is never a quiet day in the life of a British Royal. But don’t worry – we take the work out of keeping up with the Royals’ busy schedule. Read on for True Royalty’s Royal News Round Up!
Young dancers delivered a show fit for a prince on Tuesday 12th February when Prince Charles attended a special performance of ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’.
As President, The Prince also visited the @RoyalBalletSch at White Lodge in 2016 – which offers students classical ballet training. For generations it has produced outstanding @TheRoyalBallet dancers, from Margot Fonteyn to Darcey Bussell. pic.twitter.com/5lsnzEdSut— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) February 12, 2019
The ballet was staged in honour of the Prince’s 70th birthday and featured students from the Royal Ballet School dancing alongside professionals from The Royal Ballet.
After the performance, the Prince of Wales met dance students, performers from the Royal Ballet and members of the creative team behind the show, including artist-in-residence Liam Scarlett.
Despite marrying Princes in the Royal Family, Meghan and Kate are referred to as ‘Duchesses’ rather than ‘Princesses’. Diana, William and Harry’s mother, was given the title of Princess during her marriage to Prince Charles, so why has this not been the case for Kate and Meghan?
Camilla – Prince Charles’s wife – may be the reason for the title change.
When Camilla married Prince Charles in 2005, her legal title became the Princess of Wales. Out of respect to the late Princess Diana, however, Camilla used the title Duchess of Cornwall instead.
This may be why women who have married into the Royal family later on have also taken the title of Duchess.
Prince William has become the official patron of homeless charity The Passage. The charity, which has helped 130,000 people over almost 40 years, saw a 50% increase in clients over the last year.
After announcing his patronage, the Prince donned an apron to chop carrots and help serve lunch alongside the charity’s other volunteers.
This isn’t the first time the Duke of Cambridge has visited The Passage charity: he originally became acquainted with the organisation when, aged 11, he accompanied Princess Diana on a Royal visit.
“The visits I made as a child to this place left a deep and lasting impression upon me – about how important it is to ensure that everyone in our society, especially the poorest, are treated with respect, dignity and kindness, and are given the opportunities to fulfil their potential in life,” Prince William told The Passage back in 2016.
With the due date just weeks away, here’s everything we know so far about Meghan’s baby.
No one knows the exact due date – just that it will be ‘sometime in Spring’ – but Meghan has previously let slip that she should be delivering in late April or early May. We’re not sure what the new baby’s gender will be, but the royal couple says they will be happy either way.
No one knows where Meghan is planning to give birth, though she has suggested that she would want do it within the NHS. Nevertheless, staff at the prestigious Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington have been told not to take holidays in the spring, sparking rumours that they may be on standby to deliver the royal baby.
Patients at the Lindo Wing are given five-star treatment, a wine and champagne list and a post-labour celebratory afternoon tea.
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