With the reign of beloved Queen Elizabeth gradually nearing its end days, her trusted apprentice and successor, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge has shoulders the responsibility to help the Queen. This she was seen doing as she helped the Queen on Tuesday evening to entertain leaders from around the world, including the American President Donald Trump.
Despite the absence of her husband Prince William who is currently on a royal tour in Kuwait and Oman, the Duchess of Cambridge joined the other senior members of the royal family for the Buckingham Palace reception, which was to mark 70 years of NATO.
Dressed stylishly and simply as it’s her signature, the Duchess was in a simple bright green ensemble for the occasion as she was spotted leaving her home in Kensington Palace.
And the Duchess of Cambridge was not the only one who lend the Queen a helping-hand at the special occasion as Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall were also by the Queen’s side to formally receive the NATO leaders and their respective partners before a formal photograph of the royals was taken with the various heads of state and government. Princess Anne (the Queen’s daughter), the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra are also to help in welcoming the guests in the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace.
Due to the results of his interview about his friendship with sex convicted offender Jeffrey Epstein, Prince Andrew was unavoidably absent at the occasion. But not only him, but also the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they are on their six weeks off royal duties as they had announced before and they are using the time to have some breathing space from the very tough year they have had and they are also planning to skip the annual holiday festivals at Sandringham.
As a part of the celebration of the 70-years of NATO alliance, the Tuesday’s reception was a very important part of the two-day meeting. From its establishment in 1949 with 12 members, the organisation has grown to one that spans across 29 countries in terms of the collective security agreement and The United Kingdom is one of its 12 founding members as London was home to its first headquarters.