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The Duke and Duchess look utterly in love at Ascot

The Duke and Duchess look utterly in love at Ascot

Veteran MP Dennis Skinner saw the amusing side of the Queen's diary predicament, and in his traditional heckle ahead of the Queen's speech joked that MPs and Black Rod should hurry up so she could make the first race at Royal Ascot.

William, Kate, Edward and Sophie joined other members of the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, for the first day of the famous horse racing event. Prince William will also need to make up for his royal engagements, seeing as that the Queen and Prince Philip had more engagements than him past year. In 2016, the monarch carried out 332 engagements, but Prince William only managed 188. He is approaching the end of his career as an air ambulance pilot this summer, having worked for the East Anglian Air Ambulance charity since 2015. He and Kate will also "increasingly base" their family in London, according to a statement issued by Kensington Palace in January. The reality is that by the time Prince William and Kate Middleton turn 40, both Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth could be dead.

This year, the Duke is making some major changes to his life by becoming a full-time royal. "It has taken me nearly 20 years to get to that stage". "I would like them to grow up with more simple aspirations. I still find it hard now because at the time it was so raw".

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He kept bringing young, exciting talent into the national team set up, hoping to inject a faster flow to Germany's game. We'll have to be very alert. "I've said before that, when people say we're favourites, I don't really care about that".

She topped the ensemble off with a dainty little hat because even if you're a royal, you've still got to be sun smart. William, who has since stepped into his mother's role, visited with young cancer patients at the hospital's Sutton location as he marked 10 years of his association with the hospital. Kate Middleton also made her first solo visit to European capitals this year.

Days before, William accompanied his grandmother to the site of the Grenfell Tower fire in west London, where he spoke to victims.


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