Kate will officially return to her royal duties this autumn.
The Duchess of Cambridge will return to her royal duties in autumn this year, after giving birth to her third child, Prince Louis, in April. And it is very likely that the next time we see the 36-year-old will be at the traditional state banquet the Queen will host when the King and Queen of the Netherlands will travel to the UK in October. We have no doubt that the Duchess will look stunning at the event On Tuesday, Buckingham Palace announced that King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima will spend two days, from October 23-24, in the UK after accepting the Queen’s invitation.
The British royal family is in a good relationship with the Dutch royal family. Kate already has past experiences with the royal family, meeting King Willem-Alexander when she visited Holland in October 2016-her first overseas visit. Back in 2015, Queen Maxima joined the Duchess for the annual Remembrance Sunday Service in London as well. The royal pair were also among the guests who attended Prince William and Kate’s wedding in 2011. It is not known whether Kate will attend the state dinner, but she has previously worn the dazzling Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara which was a firm favorite of Princess Diana’s and the Lotus Flower, which originally belonged to the Queen Mother.
This is not the first time the Queen has had visits from the Netherlands; the last State Visit from the Netherlands was by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands in November 1982. In April 1972, Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard paid a State Visit to the United Kingdom. The Queen and Prince Philip also paid a State Visit to Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands in March 1958. Unfortunately, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will not be present at the event, as at the time they will not be in the UK. The couple will be in Sydney for the Invictus Games, which takes place from October 20 to 27 before embarking on a Commonwealth tour.