Secrets, secrets are no fun, especially when they’re royal ones.
After a busy week of engagements, Prince William and Kate Middleton opted to keep their latest meeting on the lowdown and reportedly hosted the trustees of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at their Kensington Palace home yesterday.
The 37-year-old Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are joint patrons of the foundation, likely gathered the heads of the organization to discuss the Royal Foundation’s many upcoming and ongoing projects and events. Specific details about the agenda haven’t been released by the palace, as is typical for private meetings.
It’s not clear if Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who are also patrons of the organization, were also in attendance, nor if the foundation will still be run by both households now that the Cambridges and Sussexes have officially split their offices.
Although we may never know what Prince William and Middleton’s trustees meeting was all about, it’s likely the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge used their time to explore different ways to champion their respective causes. Prince William has been drawn to shining light on mental health, conservationism and homelessness in the past, while the duchess typically focuses on children’s mental health, leading active lifestyles and the arts.
Prince Harry has spent his time on the foundation helping service people injured in the line of duty find stability and support. Markle, in her short time on the foundation, has championed women’s rights, education and inclusivity in communities.
In addition to the royal Fab Four, British entrepreneur Sir Keith Mills, financial expert Edward Harley, philanthropist Tessa Green, tech investor Simon Patterson, veteran and former secretary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, serial entrepreneur Charles Mindenhall, CEO of Charlotte Tillbury Lady Demetra Pinsent and international lawyer Claire Wills also sit on the board of trustees.
Quite the secret meeting of minds, if we do say so ourselves.