This weekend, the Heads Together campaign announced that the Duchess of Cambridge has written the foreword to a puzzle book. Although Kate doesn't often refer to family in, in this foreword Kate tapped into her own family history.
The princess warmly remembered her grandmother Valerie Glassborrow and her work at Bletchley Park, noting how stressful it can be to carry on such a sensitive job that requires such discretion.
Kate's grandmother already made the spotlight when the duchess visited Bletchley Park in 2014.
|Kate's grandmother via Kensington Palace|
On that visit, Kate toured the newly restored huts where intelligence workers during World War II worked to decipher enemy codes.
Led by Alan Turing, the British team at Bletchley ultimately cracked the German Engigma code. Netflix currently has The Imitation Game on instant watch, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and tells the heartbreaking story of Turing and the remarkable work he and his team achieved. According to the movie, breaking the enigma shortened the war by as much as two years years, saving an estimated 14 million lives. It is well worth a watch.
This book looks like a lot of fun, perfect for a Christmas stocking stuffer!
We see Kate and William tomorrow as they attend a reception at BP!