Royal News Roundup: Kate Middleton’s Tartan Coat, Prince William’s Cheeky Response & More

Here’s all the royal news you need to know for the week of January 19, 2023.

  • Kate Middleton stepped out for her first solo event of the year and the first since Prince Harry released his memoirSpare. For the occasion, she wore an eye-catching orange ensemble and styled her hair in voluminous, beachy curls.
  • During a different outing to Merseyside in Northwest England with her husband, Prince William, Princess Catherine was seen without her engagement ring. According to Hello! Magazine, she removed it as a health and safety precaution for the hospital.
  • At one point, a fan approached Prince William and said, “Keep going, keep going. Scousers love you.” To which he responded, “Yes, I will.”
  • During that same outing, the Princess of Wales wore a chic blue-and-green tartan coat. (See similar options here.)
  • King Charles sent a heartfelt message to the President of Nepal following the tragic plane crash in Pokhara.
  • King Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles were spotted in Scotland. The couple were reportedly driving to Crathie Kirk near Balmoral Castle.
  • The Queen Consort gave a speech at the University of Aberdeen, where she serves as Chancellor. She said, “Coming to this university, and to this city, has always felt a bit like coming home.”
  • The Earl of Wessex visited Sky Studios to learn more about Mama Youth Project, a charity that “trains and supports young people from under-represented backgrounds to succeed in the media industry.”

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