Duchess Kate and Prince William to step out to last-minute joint engagement this week

By Zach Harper

Duchess Kate and Prince William return to royal duties this week, following a short break they took while Prince George and Princess Charlotte were off school for their half-term, and we’ll see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge together at a very important event on Nov. 7.

It had previously been announced that the duke was going to attend the launch of the National Emergencies Trust that day, but now we know the duchess will be along with him. William and Kate will head to St-Martin-in-the-Fields, London, where they will learn how the independent charity will help other organizations and emergency services respond to disasters in the UK. The body was created in response to terrorist attacks in London and Manchester and the Grenfell Tower fire.

Prince William met with Grenfell Tower survivors, including Omar Ali, whose brother Mohammad al-Haj Ali died in the blaze, in 2017. Photo: © Toby Melville – WPA Pool/Getty Images

William and Kate will meet with survivors of the Westminster Bridge attack and the Grenfell Tower fire. The royals have been very involved with helping those who went through the horrendous June 2017 blaze, with William having visited their families and first responders who handled the disaster just after it happened. He is also a member of DIY SOS, which helped support Grenfell survivors. Last year, Duchess Meghan wrote the foreword for Together: Our Community Kitchen, a charity cookbook with 50 recipes from women affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Emergency response is especially close to William, who worked as a pilot for East Anglian Air Ambulance from 2015 to 2017. Photo: © Chris Jackson/Getty Images

This is a busy week for William and Kate, who will also attend the Festival of Remembrance at Royal Albert Hall in London on Nov. 9, along with Prince Harry, Meghan, the Queen, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla. The couple will step out to the cenotaph at Whitehall the next day to take part in Remembrance Sunday services.

We’ll next see the couple nearly 10 days later, when they attend the Royal Variety Performance at London’s Palladium Theatre.

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