Friday 23 August 2019

Kate Middleton and Prince William make charity appearance before unconventional Christmas without royals

(L-R) Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive to attend a Christmas party for volunteers at The Mix youth service on December 19, 2016 in London, England. The Mix youth service works with Their Royal Highnesses' Heads Together Campaign. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
(L-R) Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive to attend a Christmas party for volunteers at The Mix youth service on December 19, 2016 in London, England. The Mix youth service works with Their Royal Highnesses' Heads Together Campaign. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry arrive for a visit to The Mix in London, where they will attend the youth charity's Christmas party.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry arrive for a visit to The Mix in London, where they will attend the youth charity's Christmas party.
(L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive to attend a Christmas party for volunteers at The Mix youth service on December 19, 2016 in London, England. The Mix youth service works with Their Royal Highnesses' Heads Together Campaign. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Kate Middleton and Prince William have made one of their last appearances before celebrating an unconventional Christmas this weekend.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by Prince Harry, who just dropped his girlfriend Meghan Markle off at Heathrow airport after a week together in London, at a Christmas event for The Mix.

The charity supports people aged 13-25 through any challenge they may be facing. The royal brothers will  get training on how to support young people coping with homelessness or having suicidal thoughts, while Kate will then join an online chat about counselling.

The mother-of-two went for an understated look in a floral Vanessa Seward dress with black accessories.

Their latest appearance comes after it was revealed that William and Kate would be spending Christmas with the Middletons at their home in Berkshire, rather than spending it with Harry and other members of the royal family at Queen Elizabeth's estate in Sandringham.

The couple will also be shunning Prince Philip's shoot on December 26 in favour of a more low-key version which Kate's mother Carole organised.

"William did not want to want to shoot at Sandringham so Carole has negotiated a deal to shoot at the Yattendon Estate on Boxing Day.

"Special concessions have been made in light of Carole’s royal connections," a source told Sunday Express.

"Pippa has also had a hand in organising it all as she will also be taking part with her husband to be."

Additional reporting by Press Association

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