There’s no doubt Her Majesty is a very generous person (remember all the gifts she and Prince Philip have bestowed on their palace staff?). In most recent kind act, the Queen gave the Duchess of Cambridge a new title on Monday (April 29), partly to thank Kate for all her hard work.
The mom of three was named Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victoria Order. The monarch personally granted her the title to honour her close relationship to the Royal Family, as well as her dedication to the representing the Sovereign. Queen Victoria created the Order in 1896, and the duchess was given the highest ranking for the personal service she has performed on behalf of the Queen.
It’s no surprise Duchess Kate was given this honour. She’s the patron of many charities and has put so much into her roles as the Duchess of Cambridge, wife to Prince William and mother of their three kids – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. There’s nothing like a new royal title to put the cherry on top of her and Prince William's eighth wedding anniversary!
In March – much to the delight of royal watchers – Kate and the Queen embarked on their first-ever joint engagement. They stopped by King’s College London, where they helped open Bush House and poked around the institution’s Strand Campus. The duo looked lovely as ever. Kate donned a Catherine Walker coat dress and the Queen wore a pastel pink coat and hat. But their best accessory was certainly their close bond.