Duchess of Cambridge will attend the 2019 Portrait Gala, a special event at the National Portrait Gallery, London on Tuesday 12 March. The Gala, hosted by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery and by Edward Enninful OBE, British Vogue Editor-in-Chief and Chair of the Portrait Gala Committee, will see artists, friends and supporters of the Gallery come together for an evening of art, live music and entertainment to raise funds for the Gallery’s Inspiring People project. The duchess is a photography enthusiast and regularly takes photographs of her family’s milestones including her children’s birthdays. She is a patron of the NPG and regularly attends special events at the gallery which has seen her grace Vogue’s 100th anniversary exhibition which also featured her on the fashion bible’s cover. The event itinerary includes a DJ set by Mike Skinner; a live performance from saxophonist Jess Gillam and pianist Zeynep Özsuca; a photography studio by Miles Aldridge, set amongst the National Portrait Gallery’s Victorian Galleries, and a private view of the exhibitions Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures …
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are expecting their first child in the spring of 2019, almost a year after their glamorous wedding according to a statement released by Kensington Palace. Harry, 34, younger son of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles, married the former Suits actress Meghan Markle in May at a ceremony that mixed traditional British pomp with a gospel choir and other nods to her American heritage. According to media reports Meghan, 37, was believed to be about 12 weeks pregnant. The baby will be seventh-in-line to the British throne. “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public,” the couple’s spokesperson confirmed on Monday (15 October). The news emerged shortly after the royal couple landed in Australia for their first overseas tour, a busy trip which will also take in New Zealand and the South Pacific islands of Tonga and Fiji. Harry and Meghan broke the news …
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Doria Ragland, the Duchess of Sussex’s mother has appeared in public for the first time alongside her daughter and Prince Harry since their royal wedding in May to launch a cookbook for survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire which killed 72 people. The book launch which took place in the grounds of the couple’s official home, Kensington Palace will raise funds for the Hubb Community Project created last summer by women seeking somewhere to cook fresh food for their families and friends following the tragic blaze which engulfed the 24-storey social housing block in west London. Meghan’s support for the project is her first solo charitable endeavour since becoming a member of Britain’s royal family. She has a passion for cooking and used her clout to secure a publisher for the book for which she also penned the foreword. The Grenfell fire was Britain’s deadliest residential fire since WWII and there was criticism that the authorities were slow to provide new permanent accommodation for many of the survivors. The Royal Foundation will administer proceeds from the …