After enjoying some quality time with her family over the summer Prince William and Kate have returned to royal duties.
The Palace revealed that Kate’s next engagement will be next week. But, she won’t be alone!
On September 26 Prince William and Kate will attend the Birkenhead naming ceremony of the RRS Sir David Attenborough ship, which will enable 25+ years of research to be carried out in the Antarctic and Arctic.
The Duke of Cambridge will give a speech, while the Duchess of Cambridge will officially name it.
The Palace announced the engagement on Twitter: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Birkenhead on Thursday 26th September to attend the naming ceremony of the UK’s new polar research ship, the #RRSSirDavidAttenborough.”
The British Antarctic Survey is also pleased to have the royal couple at the ceremony.
“We are delighted to announce that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be our very special guests at the ceremonial naming of our new polar research vessel, the #RRSSirDavidAttenborough along with the legendary man himself! Tickets are going fast, book your FREE ticket now! “
The engagement will also mark the first time that Prince William and Kate are visiting Birkenhead. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have visited the town of Birkenhead, Merseyside, for the first appearance in 2019.
The last time we saw Kate and William together was nearly two weeks ago when they joined George and Charlotte for their first day of school.
Kate had a solo engagement last week when she stepped out to open new, third Back to Nature Garden. It has been inspired by the original design she created with Adam White and Andree Davies for the Chelsea Flower Show in May.
And yesterday, Prince William officially opened BAFTA’s new venue in London, launching an exhibition celebrating award-winning films. While there, he received a hand-knitted Clanger to give to his daughter, Princess Charlotte.
“I’ve made enough clangers, so this will go down extremely well,” William revealed.