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Kate and William to Attend Tusk Award Gala in September

Friday, August 16, 2013



Kate has announced a public appearance, for the moment it remains her first scheduled appearance since Baby George's birth. This is not just any public engagement, either, she will accompany William to the first Tusk Conservation Awards Gala on September 12th. Of all William's various charity connections, this one is perhaps one of his most prominent. William fell in love with Africa during the time he spent in Kenya during his gap year and it was here that he chose to propose to Kate in 2010. Obviously, it is continent very close to their hearts.  

Quick (perhaps almost overly detailed) video on the Kenya location of the proposal:


Segment of the engagement interview in which they discuss the proposal:





William has lent his name to one of the awards that will obviously highlight his involvement in the charity. The awards ceremony is rumored to be preceded in the evening by a reception that William and Kate will host for the nominees.  Obviously, gala, awards, receptions, nominees...all these words are making me think one thing. Stunning dress!  Something like this:


Or this:


Or this:


Or this:


Or this:


Or even this:


These are just some of her various evening choices of the past, so I am fairly confident that we are in for a treat. Keep in mind that as William and Kate make their farewells to Anglesey, it is possible that Kate may have a public engagement there. I will keep you posted...

William referred to Kate as "Catherine" in his remarks at the Anglesey show, and the Telegraph ran a short piece today titled, "What has happened to Prince William's Kate?"  
Mandrake asks only because the Duke of Cambridge repeatedly referred to his wife as “Catherine” in his speech in Anglesey, north Wales, this week.

Before the couple married, Prince William called the Duchess of Cambridge “Kate”. Indeed, he used the diminutive nine times during their joint television interview after they announced their engagement. He didn’t use "Catherine" once.
This makes a good headline, but it was actually right after the engagement interview that they made the choice ti officially refer to Kate as Catherine. William has been officially calling her Catherine ever since. Remember the fiasco with the official wedding china? They had to break with protocol and put her initial before his to avoid WC jokes. Obviously, he has the occasional slip up. I remember I was very excited when they were flipping pancakes in Ireland and he turned to call her over to see something and called her Kate. She clearly remains Kate to William and to her friends and family, but for official records, etc, they prefer the more formal Catherine. After all, she is the future Queen of England.


12 comments:

  1. Elizabeth in ColoradoAugust 16, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Hi, Love your blog. You have a strong writing voice. I have read that the duchess was called Catherine most of her life and that her family still calls her that. I think the Kate nickname came about later in school. Anyway, keep up the good work!

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    1. Hi Elizabeth! Thank you, so glad that you enjoy the blog! Well, it is certainly possible that one or both of her parents may call her Catherine. Maybe they switch it up? I know people who easily slip between their formal name and nickname, but certainly William has always called her Kate, and all her friends do as well at least from University. When she wrote an article for Party Pieces in 2010 the Middletons' company credited her as "Kate from Party pieces" as well. The Middletons also shorten Philippa to Pippa, so I am inclined to think that at best they switchback and forth, but even more likely that she has always been known as Kate. That's my two cents. :)

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    2. Elizabeth in ColoradoAugust 17, 2013 at 8:43 AM

      That could very well be. I know I switch between my given name and my nickname (Beth) all the time!

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  2. Hi Jane! A really great post, stunning dresses, you really made my day perfect!! Thanks!! A.

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    1. Hey there! Stoked you enjoyed it. I feel like I should have included even more dresses. I love her floorlength formal wear!

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    2. Yes, you should have:-) Thanks anyway!A.

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  3. I'm sorry I don't get the WC joke...

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    1. William snd Catherine I supose.

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    2. Sorry, in the UK the toilet is often referred to as the Water Closet, or WC. So, if they had kept William and Catherine's initial in that order, WC, jokes would have followed. So they went CW. :)

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  4. I had also caught that he referred to her as Catherine rather than Kate and wondered the same thing. A lot of people still refer to her as Kate Middleton as well. It will be some time before I say Catherine over Kate. I think it has to do with that pesky royal protocol more than William or herself wanting to be known as Catherine. Just my 2 cents!

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  5. Kates attendance at the Tusk gala will guarantee greater publicity for Tusk Trust, Williams--and the Craigs of Kenya--charity. I hope both remember to return the favour one day. Seems a shame to expect a mother of less-than-two-months to show up at a gala looking her pre-pregnancy self, but then, Windsor males have a history of selfishness.

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  6. He has called her Catherine publicly many times in speeches.

    And I read what Elizabeth read. She used to go by Catherine, and requested people call her such at the time of the engagement. She signed the guest book at the place he proposed to her at as "Catherine".

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