After pulling out of Tusk Conservation Awards on Thursday, last-minute, Duchess Kate has returned to work.
According to the Court Circular, on Friday she and Prince William met with Sir Keith Mills and Mr Jason Knauf. Sir Keith is the Chairman of the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, while Jason holds the position of Chief Executive.
Although the Duchess cancelled her appearance at the awards, a private tea party was held at Kensington Palace by the couple where they mingled with those who were honoured on Thursday evening. A spokesman said the absence was ‘due to the children’ but declined to give further details.
Prince William arrived solo at the event, which was followed by a reception at the National Portrait Gallery where he gave a short speech and presented three of the awards.
The Duke of Cambridge presented three awards at the event and delivered a short speech.
He said: “Earlier today, Catherine and I spent some time with the nominees and finalists. Their bravery, single-minded determination, and commitment to African conservation is deeply deeply humbling.”
Thanks to a few photos and a video William and Kate shared on Instagram, royal fans got a look inside the private event, and inside their home.
This isn’t the first time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have opened their doors to their London cause and held an event there.
In October, the couple invited Radio 1’s Teen Heroes of 2019 to Kensington Palace, along with Camilla Cabello and BBC Radio 1 DJs Clara Amfo and Greg James.
But that time, Prince William and Kate hosted it in another room, which had dark hardwood flooring, pale cream walls, and a traditional fireplace with ornate marble surround.