Kensington Palace has announced that the Duchess of Cambridge is heading off on another overseas engagement. Kate will make a solo visit to Luxembourg on May 11 to attend the commemoration of the 1867 Treaty of London, which confirmed the country's independence and neutrality. The Duchess is undertaking the trip at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and further details are set to be announced nearer the time. The news comes just ten days after Kate returned from Paris with husband Prince William, following their whirlwind two-day visit to the French capital.
The couple had a jam-packed schedule, which began with a reception and black tie dinner, and included a meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace. Their varied itinerary also saw the pair meet with victims and first responders from the Bataclan and Nice attacks, and attend the Wales Vs France Six Nations rugby match.
The focus of the visit was very much on the special relationship between France and post-Brexit Britain. But it no doubt resonated with William, whose mother Princess Diana was tragically killed in a car accident in Paris 20 years ago this August. HELLO!'s royal correspondent Emily Nash said: "Although William has visited Paris several times since the death of his mother, this is his first official trip there on behalf of the Government. While his and Kate's visit is very much about boosting UK-French relations, it will also be a poignant one, coming in Diana's 20th anniversary year."
Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that William and Kate have chosen a school for their young son Prince George. A statement released by Kensington Palace confirmed that the little boy has been enrolled at Thomas's Battersea, a private school in the capital. It read: "Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to have found a school where they are confident George will have a happy and successful start to his education."
Ben Thomas, headmaster at Thomas's Battersea, said: "We are honoured and delighted that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen Thomas's Battersea for Prince George. We greatly look forward to welcoming him and all of our new pupils to the school in September."