Fans will be delighted to learn that we don't have long to wait to see the Duchess of Cambridge again. Kate has added several public engagements to her calendar for this month and more are expected!
On the 16th, William, Harry, and Kate will be at Olympic Park in London to officially launch the Heads Together mental health awareness campaign. This is the initiative the trio announced in a video shortly after the Cambridges' return from India.
I know this event is the source of much excitement for those who love to see all three young royals together! Harry is making headlines in Orlando right now with his Invictus Games, but by the 16th he'll be back and putting a smile on William's and Kate's faces. Olympic Park has been the venue for several of Kate's engagements in the past. You doubtless recall her surprise visit ahead of the Olympics when the duchess met Britain's field hockey team and even took to the turf herself!
On May 20th, Kate has a just-announced engagement on behalf of The 1851 Trust of which she is patron. Ben Ainslie's charity encourages young people to get involved in sailing, a sport Kate is very passionate about. Kate has made a number of appearances for the organization, but the last few were in bad weather. I am hoping for the same sunshine we saw on her first engagement for the America's Cup launch in 2014:
We are rolling into Garden Party season! It is a safe bet that our favorite princess will attend at least one. Kate has recycled for two of the three garden parties she has attended, and I expect her to do so again. What do you want Kate to recycle to mingle on the lawn of Buckingham Palace? I know it might be a little soon, but I'd love to see the creamy Wickstead or the teal Temperley from the tour:
Digging a little further into the archives, and to another tour, the Aster Flower dress by Temperley or the gorgeous Sabitri from Beulah would also be big wins in my book:
Finally, the yellow Roksanda Ilincic from Sydney or either of the Erdem dresses from her 2011 tour of Canada are all ripe for recycles and would fit into her Garden Party style, if we can say she has established one after only a few events:
So, Kate, if you'd be so good, these are my faves! I would love if she recycled the grey disc hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan from the Order of the Garter. That would look so good with the cream Wickstead. Speaking of Canada, there has been a lot of talk about two possible upcoming trips for the Cambridges. As I mentioned on Twitter a week or so ago, Robert Jobson said the Cambridges might be heading to Canada this fall. The couple have never undertaken two full tours in one year and it is a little hard to imagine them starting such a habit this year with a new little girl, but anything is possible. They did make that weekend trip to New York City in 2014, and perhaps they are planning a similar scheme to touch base in Canada? That would be fantastic! It does seem that they are increasing their workload post-India, so keep your eyes peeled for more news on the northern front.
There has also been discussion about a trip to Brazil. The Daily Star, not exactly the most reputable of sources, says that Kate might cancel an alleged trip to Rio for the Summer Olympics due to the fear of the Zika virus.
The Rio Olympics are taking place in August of 2016. I would be amazed if the Cambridges went to Rio and visited Canada. They are already due to head to France this summer for Battle of the Somme commemorations (Yes, I can't wait!) and will be busy with the Heads Together project. It's a lot of travel. This might be a whole new world and perhaps they are about to become the jet-setting royals, but I rather doubt it. If I had to guess, I'd say no to Rio and yes to Canada. On verra. More proximately, we will likely see Kate this week at one of the events marking the Queen's 90th birthday!