Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, surprised some fans yesterday, after she paid a visit to the Imperial War Museum in south London.
The 36-year-old’s unscheduled trip saw her look at some of her family’s old letters – which relate to the three brothers of her great-grandmother.
Having surprised some with her outing, what events is the Duchess expected to attend later this month?
November is now underway, and with the Royal Festival of Remembrance taking place this month, it’s likely that Kate will be making an appearance at a number of royal engagements – here is a selection.
Tusk Conservation Awards – Thursday, November 8
Kensington Palace confirmed yesterday that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would make an official royal appearance next Thursday.
The two – who are parents to Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince Louis, born in April – will attend the Tusk Conservation Awards.
The organisation described the awards on Twitter as: “An opportunity to shout about extraordinary people & the tireless work they do to protect our most vulnerable animals.”
Festival of Remembrance Service – Saturday, November 10
It’s yet to be confirmed whether Kate will attend the event at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
However, it’s possible that she could be attending the Royal British Legion event, to mark 100 years since the First World War ended.
Prince William, 36, and Kate have been guests of honour at the star-studded event for the past three years.
Other royals who have shown their support from the royal box in the past are Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Prince Andrew, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, and the Countess of Wessex have also previously been pictured at the festival.
Princes Charles, Prince of Wales, turns 70 – Wednesday, November 14
The plans for the birthday Prince Charles are not publicly known, but as it’s likely his daughter-in-law will be part of the celebrations.
Kate’s husband, Prince William is the royal’s eldest son – meaning they have a close family connection.
So, while details are unknown, the Duchess could be marking her father-in-law turning 70 in some way.
However, it may not be a large affair, as Prince Charles already celebrated the milestone back in May this year – in the form of a garden party at Buckingham Palace.
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How did Kate Middleton become a royal?
Kate Middleton, or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, England.
She was born to Michael and Carole Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and air hostess. The couple founded a party supplies company, Party Pieces, in 1987 – now estimated to be worth £30 million.
Kate has a younger sister Pippa Matthews, 34, and a younger brother James Middleton, 31.
Kate and her family moved to Amman, Jordan, in 1984, where the future Duchess was educated at an English-speaking nursery school.
After moving back to Berkshire the family sent Kate to private school, St Andrews School. She went on to briefly study at Downe House before moving onto Marlborough College where she boarded.
For university the young Kate attended the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Here she was awarded an undergraduate MA (2:1 Hons) in history of art.
Relationship with Prince William
Kate met Prince William when they were both studying at St Andrews, and both living in St Salvator’s Hall. Famously, William reportedly took a fancy to Kate after she wore a see-through dress during a fashion show.
In 2003 the couple began dating and lived together during their second year of university.
The couple split in April 2007, however, in October they were back together.
Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his late mother Princess Diana’s engagement ring in October 2010. The couple were holidaying in Kenya at the time.
On 29 April 2011 they married at Westminster Abbey with a whopping 26 million watching the event live.
Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress worth a reported £250,000 on the big day.
Kate assumed the title “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge” and also become the Duchess of Cambridge on the day.