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Pregnant Kate Middleton Not Slowing Down

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By Emma Koonse , Christian Post Reporter
April 9, 2013|4:06 pm

Kate Middleton has not let her pregnancy slow down her schedule of royal engagements recently.

  • Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
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    Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Prince William's wife is six months pregnant with the couple's first child, but the 31-year-old duchess has continued to make dozens of public appearances, with more on the way.

St. James's Palace announced Tuesday that the Duchess of Cambridge will help launch the Willows Primary School later this month.

On April 23, Middleton will pay a visit to Wythenshawe in Manchester in order to help launch the new school-counseling program, which will work to reduce the effects of addiction on children and families.

"Her Royal Highness will meet staff and volunteers from Place2Be, teachers and parents from The Willows and, privately, with children who have used the services of the charity," the palace said in a statement.

"The program is a partnership between the Royal Foundation, Comic Relief, Place2Be, and Action on Addiction," St. James's added.

Just last week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled from London to Glasgow, Scotland for a new charity initiative.

Furthermore, Princess Cruises announced earlier Tuesday that the Duchess of Cambridge would become the godmother of Royal Princess, the cruise line's newest ship.

Middleton has accepted the invitation to name the new 3,600-passenger Royal Princess, and will attend the official christening ceremony on June 13.

The British ship-naming tradition includes breaking a bottle of champagne over the hull of the ship, the blessing of the vessel, and a performance by the Royal Marines Band and the pipers of the Irish Guards, according to ABC News.

Then, it will be just one month until the arrival of the royal baby- Middleton has stated that she is due in "mid-July."

"But apparently babies have their own agenda," Middleton added, according to the Daily Mail.

Meanwhile, Middleton's brother-in-law Prince Harry is also looking at a busy schedule of appearances in the coming weeks. The 28-year-old royal will visit the United States beginning on May 9.

Along the 6-day trip, Harry will see stops in Washington, D.C., Colorado Springs, and New York City. The visit will benefit the British government as well as several charities, including his Sentebale.

He will also meet with wounded American servicemen at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland, Va. and attend a polo match in Greenwich, Conn.

"He is a soldiers' soldier and will bring a spotlight on what's being done to help these outstanding men and women," said Harry's private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, during a Palace briefing last month.

 

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