Happy 2019 everyone! It’s time for the first Cambridge Overview of the year! Let’s recap this week’s events as we get back into the groove of royal watching!
January 6th: Church For The Cambridges
On Sunday, January 6th, we got our first glimpse of The Cambridges this year! As they have done for the past 4 years, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the first Sunday church service of the year at St. Mary’s Magdalene Church on the Sandringham Estate.
William and Catherine were joined by some of their closed friends for the church service. This service has been a kind of tradition between The Cambridges and their friends as they are believed to spend the weekend at Anmer Hall every year celebrating Catherine’s Birthday. Joining them were some familiar faces including James and Laura Meade, who are Princess Charlotte’s godfather and Prince Louis’ godmother respectively, David and Emilia Jardine-Paterson, who is Prince George’s godmother, and Thomas Van Straubenzee, who is also Charlotte’s godfather.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had the oppurtunity to greet the crowds much to their delight!
Now onto the outfit details!
The Duchess of Cambridge had a Catherine Walker bespoke coat that she first wore in Norway early 2018 altered for the occasion:
She is believed to be wearing the LK Bennet Mortimer Dress underneat the coat. Caterine first wore the dress last December on a visit to Evelina London Children’s Hospital:
The Duchess of Cambridge continued to display her new love for the headband/hat and debuted a new one by Jane Taylor today. I believe there was only one headband that I didn’t like (the one from Sophie Carter’s wedding) but I think today’s is my favorite!
January 8th: Back To School!
At the beginning of the week it was back to London for The Cambridges as inn Tuesday, the 8th, Prince George and Princess Charlotte returned to school. Of course no pictures will be released (although we can expect some later this year when Princess Charlotte begins big girl school. Click here to read what else we can expect in 2019!) but it was nice to remember these adorable photos released a year ago of Princess Charlotte beginning nursery!
January 9th: Birthday and Air Ambulances
On Tuesday, January 9th, The Duchess of Cambridge had a private celebration for her 37th Birthday. The Duke of Cambridge took sometime away from the birthday celebrations to visit London’s Air Ambulance Charity, which he became a patron of their “30 years saving lives” campaign.
He flew to the engagement himself from Kensington Palace using an aircraft that is not operational:
The Duke of Cambridge was able to witness a demonstration of a thoracotomy, a procedure commonly used by the charity to save lives by the roadside. A thoracotomy “involves surgery to open the chest cavity fully and reverse the effects of an injury, and this is usually done when the heart as stopped”.
Prince William met with people who work on the frontlines. Kensington Palace says his role as patron will see him “champion those working on the frontline, and highlight the importance of London’s Air Ambulance Charity rapid response to incidents, and cutting-edge medical care.”
The Duke of Cambridge himself was an Air Ambulance Pilot for two years so he has seen the first hand impact responders have upon the lives of patients.
The engagement wasnt over until The Duke of Cambridge was given a plethora of gifts, not only for The Duchess but for all the kids! Prince William was given a birthday card for The Duchess to which he applauded the little girl who made the card for remembering and added “I remembered this morning so I was okay.” He also said Princess Charlotte would love the card. Prince George was given a helicopter while it seems Prince Louis was given soft toys which prompted The Duke to reveal his baby is teething!
The Duchess of Cambridge reportedly celebrated her birthday with a small tea party with her husband and 3 children! How lovely and intimate!
It was a great week of celebrations! We celebrated the return of the royals (haha) while The Duchess celebrated her 37th birthday! Next week is shaping up to be busy!
On Tuesday, the 15th, The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the King Henry’s Walk Community Garden in Islington. She will meet volunteers to hear how the project brings people together through gardening and food growing.
The next day, the 16th, The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Costume Department at the Royal Opera House. Shewill find out more about the scale of the department’s work and their use of textiles before hearing from The Royal Ballet dancers about the design of their costumes.
Nothing has been announced for The Duke of Cambridge so far but I imagine he’ll have some private engagements that we’ll see pop up in the Court Circular! However, in mid-December, Kensington Palace announced The Duke of Cambridge will be in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum from January 22nd-23rd!
So many things to look forward too! See you all soon!