The Duchess Wears Whistles for Palace Tea

We are back with a quick post updating Kate’s “under the radar” engagements. The most recent was Wednesday when the Duke and Duchess hosted a get-together at Kensington Palace.  

The event was a tea for BBC Radio 1 Teen Hero award winners. The big awards ceremony is Sunday, but the KP event allowed for special recognition from Kate and William. much more from a BBC story:

The three teenagers who won, Lily, Siena and Junior, will be awarded their prizes at Wembley Arena alongside performances form artists including Little Mix and Liam Payne.

Lily, 14, is a wheelchair motocross competitor and advocate. Siena, 16, works to support students with autism and learning disabilities and Junior, 14, is a dancer who campaigns against bullying.

The awards celebrate and recognize “unsung teenage heroes” in the UK, as well as the year’s best music, online, sport and home entertainment stars. Below right, Junior Frood.

More from Yahoo royal correspondent Danielle Stacey:

The trio couldn’t hide their smiles as they met William and Kate at the palace.

Greg James says: “For Radio 1’s Teen Heroes to be invited to Kensington Palace shows how much their selfless work is appreciated, not just in their own communities but by the entire country.

“Siena, Lily and Junior had an amazing day speaking to William and Kate about their work and also enjoyed the amazing selection of biscuits that were on offer.”

Below right, 14-year-old Lily Rice; she has spastic paraplegia and uses a wheelchair. Lily is being recognized for her work helping children like her get access to wheelchair motocross or WCMX.

The event was listed in the Court Circular.

We learned of the gathering when The Sun’s Emily Andrews tweeted about the event.

The couple has worked with Radio 1 before. You may remember their surprise visit to the Radio 1 studios in April of 2017.

More from a BBC story:

Last year the royal couple appeared on Radio 1 to support DJ Adele Roberts, who was running the London Marathon, and speak about the significance of being open about mental health.

Prince William admitted that he in some cases texts in to Radio 1 under a fake name – and has even received a shout-out before.

Also from the Court Circular this week, on Tuesday “The Duchess of Cambridge this morning held a meeting of experts convened by the Royal foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to inform Her Royal Highness’s charitable “Early Years” initiative. much more from a Hello! story:

Though no other details have been confirmed, it’s certainly a cause close to the duchess’s heart, who puts a lot of work into early education and mental health awareness for kids and youth. It was previously said that the mother of three would be embarking on a solo charity campaign, and the Daily Mail reported: “She is bringing together experts from academia, education, health and other fields to work on how to help families tackle anti-social behaviour, addiction and metal health.”

Now to what Kate wore for the tea. With thanks to Gemma of Food, Fash, Fit, the dress you see Kate wearing is by Whistles.

Called the Margot spot t-shirt Dress, the garment is midi-length in 100% viscose, with a button front, fitted waist, and self-belt. It remains available at John Lewis in larger sizes (£159), at brown Thomas in most sizes (£159) and in only larger sizes at Next.

Kate’s earrings are her Cassandra Goad Temple of heaven pair.


Our other quick note today involves the additional photo that was released from Princess Eugenie’s wedding. numerous of you have probably seen it, but for those who have not, the candid shot shows the bridesmaids, page boys and bride and groom.

Princess Eugenie shared the image on Instagram, saying, “Jack and I would like to thank everyone who was involved in making our day so special and for all the fantastic wishes as we start married life laughing together.” In the center of the picture, you see Charlotte, who looks like she has a case of the giggles. Savannah Phillips has her arms around the bride; Teddy Williams can be seen to the groom’s right, and Maud Windsor is on the far left of the photo.

We’ll leave you with a fun video, it shows Teddy Williams asking the Duchess of York if she is the Queen.



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