On Thursday Kate Middleton joined her in-laws, Prince Charles and Camilla, for a very artistic outing. The three royals made a visit to the royal heir’s Prince’s Foundation in London’s former docklands.
This trio is a rare sight to see, as the last time Kate joined Prince Charles and Camilla was in February 2020 for a visit to a military rehabilitation center, but for that outing, she was also accompanied by her husband Prince William.
Prince Charles, 73, wanted Kate to join them as to show her the work of his Foundation, seeing that the two share a common interest in the arts and creative industries, as well as being longstanding supporters of many organizations connected with them. Kate, a former art history student herself, is patron of the National Portrait Gallery, the V&A Museum and the Royal Photographic Society.
When the senior royals arrived at the Trinity Buoy Wharf they were welcomed by, among others Charles’ nephew Lord Snowdon, who is the Vice President of the Prince’s Foundation. There the royals met and chatted with students who are undertaking courses with The Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts, who showed off their geometry and mosaic projects. They also met with students from the photography and animation divisions.
Then the trio were taken to see young people working on wax figures, followed with a visit to another class where the students were doing a life drawing class (fully-clothed).
The royals also met with graduates and young business leaders from Charles’s Modern Artisan project, which is a collaboration between The Prince’s Foundation and YOOX Net-a-Porter Group, and got a showcase of the techniques behind traditional kilt production and silk smocking and a demonstration hand-sewing onto fabric.
This has been a busy week for the Duchess, having back-to-back engagements in two days, with the one before being a visit to a rugby stadium, where she met with players and members of the sport, as well as showing off her own skills in the sport. This came as she officially took over from Prince Harry as patron of the organizations that govern rugby in the U.K. after his departure from the royal family.