The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, stepped out for her first royal engagement in months on Wednesday following the summer holidays. Kate visited RAF Bri
The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, stepped out for her first royal engagement in months on Wednesday following the summer holidays. Kate visited RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire and met those who took part in Operation Pitting, which saw more than 15,000 people airlifted out of Kabul during August.
However, Kate’s royal visit was overshadowed by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex who appeared on the cover of Time magazine.
The couple, who quit royal duties last year for a new life in America, feature on Time’s list of the 100 most influential people of 2021.
Meghan, wearing a white shirt and trousers, stands slightly in front of Harry for the cover picture.
The Duke, dressed in black, leans on her right shoulder as the pair look directly into the camera.
The cover overshadowed Kate’s first royal engagement since the summer break.
Harry and Meghan ended royal duties in Match 2020 and are now living in California with their two children Archie and Lili.
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The letter extolled the virtues of her daughters, who were praised for their “courage, strength and integrity” by their adoring mother.
Sarah also took the opportunity to share her thoughts about her maternal grandmother, Doreen Wingfield, whom she affectionately nicknamed Grummy.
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The Duke of Cambridge made the comments during the Who Cares Wins award ceremony that was hosted by The Sun on Tuesday.
The event was held at the roundhouse in Camden, north London and was attended by luminaries from the worlds of TV, sport and politics.
Among the guests were Prime Minister Boris Johnson and former footballer David Beckham.