Harry and Meghan have arrived in Sydney early morning on October 15th on a Qantas commercial plane (although the Royal Family tends to favor British Airways). They were photographed while getting to their awaiting car. The couple will stay at Admiralty House during the visit, and will begin their engagements tomorrow there. (Image Source: The Sun, The Mirror)
Today, Harry and Meghan were at Loughbourough University to attend the very first Coach Core Awards. They were joined by athlete Paula Radcliffe as well as tennis player Laura Robson and English netballer Eboni Beckford-Chambers.
Coach Core is an apprenticeship programme that helps young people (16-24 years old) who are not in education, employment or training to build a career.
Motivated by the success and impact of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Their Royal Highnesses
understood the power and impact sport can have on people – especially young people. With this in mind they sought to develop a new programme using sport to help improve life chances.
Each site where Coach Core operates targets those most in need. While some areas may have pockets of affluence, they also have some of the highest levels of youth unemployment and social deprivation.
By bringing together professional clubs, key sporting organisations and multiple businesses that provide employment places and create opportunities, Coach Core is producing well-rounded sports professionals and role models for children in their communities.
Source: The Royal Foundation
The Duke & Duchess got to play netball with other 2018 graduates before the ceremony began. Meghan presented the ‘Graduate of The Year’ award to Sebastian Vidal. Kensington Palace released a few images of the ceremony and the festivites on their social media. For the day, Meghan an Oscar de la Renta top, with Altuzarra pants and Aquazzura heels.
Following the announcement that Meghan had collaborated with the women of The Hubb Community Kitchen to release a cookbook entitled ‘Together: Our Community Cookbook’, The Duchess hosted a special launch at Kensington Palace, where they cooked some recipies from the cookbook so that the guests could taste them. Meghan attended the event with her husband, Prince Harry, as well as her mother, Ms. Doria Ragland. The Duchess of Sussex made a very passionate speech about the Hubb Community Kitchen and its women. You can watch it below.
On Tuesday, September 25th, ITV will air the first part of a special documentary focused on Queen Elizabeth II. Meghan will appear in the documentary to talk about her wedding dress and her veil, which represents the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex is supporting a new charity cookbook, which celebrates the power of cooking to bring people together. To celebrate, Meghan will host a reception at Kensington Palace on September 20.
Supported by The Royal Foundation and published by Penguin Random House companies, ‘Together: Our Community Cookbook’ showcases over 50 recipes from women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
Last summer, a group of women gathered in a communal kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in West London, where they could prepare fresh food for their families, friends and neighbours. As they cooked together and shared recipes, as a community they began to connect, heal and look forward. Word spread and more women joined in – this was the start of the Hubb Community Kitchen.
The proceeds from the book will support the Hubb Community Kitchen, enabling it to stay open and to thrive.
The Duchess of Sussex first visited the kitchen in January 2018 and has continued to make regular private visits. United by their passion for cooking as a way of strengthening communities, The Duchess was inspired by how the project empowers women at a grassroots level, and championed the cookbook project as a way of ensuring the kitchen can continue transforming lives and communities through cooking. Her Royal Highness has written the foreword for ‘Together’, which features the women’s own personal recipes from across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean.
In the introduction, the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen wrote: “Our kitchen has always been a place of good food, love, support and friendship. We cook the recipes we’ve grown up with; there’s no stress, and the recipes always work because they have been made so many times – it’s proper comfort food…
“Swapping family recipes and moments of laughter gave us a sense of normality and home. We named ourselves the Hubb Community Kitchen to celebrate the thing that we all feel every time we meet – hubb means love in Arabic.”
“I immediately felt connected to this community kitchen; it is a place for women to laugh, grieve, cry and cook together. Melding cultural identities under a shared roof, it creates a space to feel a sense of normalcy – in its simplest form, the universal need to connect, nurture, and commune through food, through crisis or joy – something we can all relate to… Through this charitable endeavour, the proceeds will allow the kitchen to thrive and keep the global spirit of community alive.” The Duchess of Sussex
“Through this charitable endeavour, the proceeds will allow the kitchen to thrive and keep the global spirit of community alive.”
Baroness Gail Rebuck, Chair of Penguin Random House, said: “We were instantly caught up by the extraordinary vision for this project with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen. Every woman who has contributed a recipe to this book has also contributed a fragment of their lives and memories. Each dish tells a story of culture, family and a sense of home.
“But most of all Together is an homage to life and friendship and we hope it will act as a symbol to all communities and encourage cooking together for life and joy.”
The Royal Foundation is administering the transfer of funds from the sale of ‘Together’ to the Hubb Community Kitchen and related projects. Profits from the sales of ‘Together’ will help keep the kitchen open for up to seven days a week and to widen its reach to others in the community. FInd out more here
Source: The Royal Foundation / Photos @ Jenny Zarins
Earlier tonight, Harry and Meghan attended the 2018 WellChild Awards at The Royal Lancaster Hotel. WellChild, of which Harry has been a patron since 2007, aims to give seriously ill children the best chance to thrive, at home with their families. Before the ceremony, the couple got to meet the children who were honored tonight.
Meghan wore an Altuzarra blazer, trousers, Aquazzura heels, a Deitas camisole, a Stella McCartney purse and earrings from Her Majesty The Queen.
We’ve finally had our first outing of The Duchess of Cambridge & The Duchess of Sussex without William & Harry ! Catherine and Meghan attended Day 12 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship. The ladies were scheduled to attend the Ladies’ Singles final between Angelique Kerber and Serena Williams. Because of yesterday’s schedule – last night’s semi-final had to be cut in half because of the tournament’s rules – they watched Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal battle for a place in the Gentlemen’s Singles final. Unforntunately, Serena Williams lost the game to Angelique, giving her the opportunity to win her first Grand Slam. Before watching the games, Catherine and Meghan met ball boys and girls, wheelchair competitors and junior players.
Today is a special day in British Military history because they celebrate the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Royal Air Force (even though the exact date is April 1st). For the occasion, The Royal Family attended a church service at Westminster Abbey, before witnessing a Presentation of the Colours on the grounds of Buckingham Palace. Following the parade, the family made their way to the balcony to witness the flypast. This is the second time that Meghan, Duchess of Sussex gets to be on the balcony, following Trooping The Colour last June.
For the celebrations, The Duchess of Sussex wore a navy Dior dress and heels with a Stephen Jones hat (who also created the hat she wore to Prince Louis’ christening yesterday). Stay put on the website as we begin the Royal Visit in Ireland with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex later today !
Today, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge christened their third child, Prince Louis, at the Chapel Royal of St. James Palace. Among the guests were the child’s grandparents (The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Carole and Michael Middleton), his aunts and uncles (The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, James Middleton, Pippa & James Matthews) and his godparents. Shortly after the christening, the family went to Clarence House to enjoy some tea and cake before taking official photographs. These photos, taken by Matt Holyoak, should be released later in the week.
The Duchess of Sussex, for the occasion, wore a bespoke olive green Ralph Lauren dress with a Stephen Jones hat, and added olive green high heels to go with her outfit.
Earlier today, The Duchess of Sussex made her debut at Royal Ascot with her husband and other members of the Royal Family. Meghan and Harry handed over the prize to the winner of the St James’ Palace Stakes, Frankie Dettori and his horse Wihtout Parole. She was also seen chatting with her father-in-law, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and The Queen.
Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for more than £7.3m in prize money. Our eighteen Group races, eight of them Group One, have made household names of Royal Ascot winners like Black Caviar, Frankel and Yeats. Each year the meeting is broadcast to audiences around the globe, yet to experience it in person is something altogether more special.