Today marks the start of Children's Hospice Week. Kate has supported this week of awareness for a number of years. She released her first recorded video plea in 2013, while pregnant with Prince George, on behalf of Children's Hospice Week, in addition to making a public engagement on April 29th at Naomi House, also to aid the appeal.
|Kate Appearing on Behalf of CHildren's Hospice Week in 2013|
This year, Kate is ensconced at Anmer Hall, bonding with Princess Charlotte and playing with George, but the Duchess released a short letter in which she urged the public to keep in mind the valuable work that the many children's hospices provide to suffering families.
Kate chose not to release any photo to accompany the letter, although this is likely because there was no accompanying event. Given she has been on maternity leave for over a month, and will continue to be so for several more, I think there has been little opportunity for a private visit. Princess Charlotte has changed the royal schedule this year, but I expect we will see Kate even more prominently next year during this charitable drive.
Sky has released an interview with Prince Harry in which he discussed Princess Charlotte's birth:
"I didn't see any coverage [of the Lindo Wing presentation] at all," he said. "[William] sent me two photos; one before everybody else, which was nice, and then another - one with her back with George back home. So, as I said, I'm so looking forward to seeing her, to meeting her and to holding her."She was a little bit late, hence I missed her. So she'll have to work on that! But apart from that, it's fantastic news for both of them. So I'm thrilled."
Since Harry confirmed that Kate was late, I suspect for some time they had been expecting his visit to London to happen right after the little princess was born. Babies have their own timing, and I am sure Kate, William, and Harry were as disappointed as anyone that Harry missed seeing Charlotte. It sounds like he is getting plenty of behind-the-scenes photos. I have to say, we still haven't seen any photos of George being held by anyone but his parents, his nanny, and Prince Charles. I am looking forward to some shots of both Uncle Harry and Mamma Middleton and Mike Middleton holding George and Charlotte.
|Nanny Maria & Prince George|
I am excited to say that I am hosting a giveaway over at Kate's Clothes. To celebrate Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Cambridge, I chose one of G. H. Hurt & Son's beautiful baby blankets. The piece has some fun royal history and would be a great gift for friends, or something to wrap up your own little one. Pop on over to Kate's Clothes to enter!
I snuck away this weekend for a little break, and so I apology for the short post and the lack of attention to the comment section. Tomorrow, I will be back in full-swing. I would like to point out that FBTB's comment section is not an open forum. The fact is, there are many places to voice discontent, but this space is for fans. Many of us come here for polite conversation and debate, but the common thread is an admiration for the Duchess of Cambridge. Very negative attitudes about Kate clearly upset this demographic, and since I maintain this blog for the purposes of enjoyment, I try not to approve comments that are nasty toward other readers or overly critical about Kate. Even if you do not agree with this policy, hopefully you see the logic behind it. I have been distracted, but I will be moderating with renewed attention from now on.