Royal double act! Princess Anne and Kate Middleton are set to make their FIRST engagement as a duo at a visit to maternity healthcare organizations next week.
- The Princess Royal and the Duchess of Cambridge will visit two midwifery organizations
- You’ll hear how the two organizations are working together to help women get the best care.
- You’ll also talk to RCM award winners and hear a panel discussion.
- Peers are part of the ‘New Company’ and are ready to work together more often.
The Princess Royal, 71, is the Patron of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), while the Duchess of Cambridge, 40, is the Patron of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG).
In 2018, the Duchess became a patron of the RCOG and the Princess Royal has been a patron of the RCM for 20 years, with both roles previously held by the The Queen Mother.
The duo will visit the RCM and RCOG’s London venue for what will be their first joint engagement as a duo. The couple has only ever made public engagements as part of a family group.
The Princess Royal, 71, is Patron of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), while the Duchess of Cambridge, 40, is Patron of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG)
They will hear how the two organizations are working together to ensure that women receive the best and safest care possible.
The Princess Royal and the Duchess of Cambridge are part of the ‘New Firm’ established by the Queen.
It includes the Princess Royal, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, who will work more closely together in person and virtually.
The ‘New Firm’ was established after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they were retiring from their roles as royals.
In next week’s rare joint engagement, the duo will visit the RCM and RCOG headquarters in London.
At next Wednesday’s visit, the Duchess of Cambridge and the Princess Royal will also meet with representatives from Tommy’s National Center for Improved Motherhood and learn about digital tools being used to support women with higher-risk pregnancies. .
The duo will also speak with representatives from the Avoiding Brain Injury in Birth (ABC) collaboration about developing a national approach to monitoring and safety of fetal well-being during childbirth.
During the visit there will also be a round table, where the Princess Royal and the Duchess of Cambridge will be with experts from the sector and new mothers.
The discussion will focus on steps being taken to address inequalities in maternity care.
And the Princess Royal and the Duchess of Cambridge will meet the RCM award winners to congratulate them on their achievements and inspirational work.
Their rare joint engagement comes as Princess Anne remains one of the hardest-working royals, taking on 148 official engagements in 2020.
The Duchess of Cambridge and the Princess Royal also share one of the same royal titles: the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO), which was awarded to them by the Queen to highlight their service to the Royal Family.
The duo also attended many of the Olympic events together in 2012 and were photographed on a boat.
The Duchess of Cambridge is also preparing to visit the London headquarters of the Disaster Emergency Committee with Prince William to learn more about the work being done to support people affected by the conflict in Ukraine.
The Duchess of Cambridge is also preparing to visit the London headquarters of the Disaster Emergency Committee with Prince William to learn more about the work being done to help people affected by the conflict in Ukraine.
The couple will visit the organization’s headquarters in London to learn more about its appeal in Ukraine.
The Disaster Emergency Committee’s appeal has raised more than £280 million, including £25 million matched by the Government.
There have been donations from businesses, trusts, arts institutions, community groups, schools, and individuals.
The royal couple will be able to talk to recently returned aid workers and talk to those in Ukraine to learn more about the work the funds are helping to support and the human impact of the conflict.