The Duchess of Cambridge has wasted no time jumping right back into her official duties. After surprising royal watchers with a church outing on Jan. 6 – and quietly celebrating her 37 th birthday on Jan. 9 – the duchess is taking on 2019 with lots of energy! Following a visit to a community garden on Jan. 15, she’ll be popping by the Royal Opera House the following day, and her children may be a little jealous!
It’s bound to be a colourful, exciting visit for the mother of three. Kensington Palace took to Twitter to share the exciting news, writing that the duchess will visit the house’s costume department to “find out more about the scale of the department’s work and their use of textiles before hearing from @TheRoyalBallet dancers about the design of their costumes.”
On Wednesday 16 January The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Costume Department @RoyalOperaHouse.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 9, 2019
The Duchess will find out more about the scale of the department’s work and their use of textiles before hearing from @TheRoyalBallet dancers about the design of their costumes. pic.twitter.com/7dqoUCyYxw
This definitely isn’t the first time she’s stopped by the house. After dining with the Queen for Christmas lunch in 2017, Duchess Kate paid a surprise visit to the Royal Opera House to take in a performance of The Nutcracker. This past Christmas, she took Princess Charlotte, 3, for a special viewing of the iconic ballet , after which they spent time chatting with fans. She’s clearly passed down her love for dance to her children Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, both of whom love expressing themselves through movement!
Last October, Prince William, 36, shared that his eldest boy takes after the late Princess Diana that way. “George is doing dancing as well, he loves it. And it’s kind of… My mother always used to dance, she loved dancing,” the future King reminisced. “If it’s something you love, you do what you love. Don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise. Keep at it.” He was speaking to 14-year-old UK Freestyle Street Dance Champion, Junior, who revealed he’d been bullied at school for his love of dance.
Similar to Prince George, little Charlotte has also found a love for the art form. During a visit to the Princess Diana garden at Kensington Palace in summer 2017, Kate told English National Ballet director Tamara Rojo that her three-year-old, too, takes after Diana: “She absolutely loves [dancing].” The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!