Tuesday, May 31, 2011

William & Catherine: first public engagement

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will make their first public engagement as a couple in June.  They will be the guests of honor at a £10,000 a head dinner on "behalf of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry."  The dinner will celebrate the 10th anniversary of ARK, Absolute Return for Kids.

The duke and duchess will attend a reception for 900 at Perks Field, Kensington Palace, before "sitting down to a private dinner," according to the Daily Telegraph.

The Duke of Cambridge is expected to give a speech to the guests.  The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to smile, look pretty, and not give a speech to the guests, although one assumes she will make small talk with many of the guests.



MeganPearl said...

Last year, Queen Rania of Jordan attended ARK. Is it becoming a tradition for royals to attend this event? Or has it always been this way?

- Megan McGibney

Marilyn Braun said...

With Catherine's appearance I think the biggest thing people will focus on will be what she's wearing. The designer/store should expect a mad dash for the dress, shoes, etc.

It might be a few years before Catherine moves beyond just being there and not saying anything. I don't think people had high expectations of Diana when she first came on the scene either. Give her some time, Catherine may surprise us just yet!

By the way, very interesting blog! :)