We heard Pippa Middleton speak publicly for the first time this past weekend, and soon it’ll be time for Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge to address an audience when she gives a speech March 19th at The Treehouse, part of East Anglia Children’s Hospice charity (EACH).
This is Catherine’s final initial visit to one of the four charities of which she is a patron. While at the location in Ipswich, Sussex, the Duchess will also tour the facilities and plant a tree to mark the occasion. The charity provides support and resources for seriously ill children and their families, including music and art therapy, activities and bereavement counseling.
“She wanted her first speech to be on a topic she herself is affiliated to and which she is passionate about,” a spokesperson for Her Royal Highness Said, according to the Telegraph. “It is also the first of her solo engagements which has lent itself to a speech because it will include a more formal element than some of her other visits.”
On the 17th, Catherine’s very first solo military engagement will find her presenting shamrocks to Officers and Warrant Officers, who will then “issue them along the ranks of of the Irish Guards,” according to People‘s Simon Perry.
Daily Express royal correspondent Richard Palmer tweeted, “St James’s Palace says Kate’s visit to the Irish Guards will be the start of a longstanding relationship with the regiment. Last year Prince William was appointed Colonel of the Irish Guards. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, presented shamrocks to them for 32 yr.”
Are you looking forward to hearing the Duchess’s speech?