While Prince Harry and Meghan are away, it seems Prince William and Kate will play—or at least host secret parties. The royal couple have managed to stay under the radar back at Kensington Palace while Harry and Meghan are abroad on their whirlwind tour through Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga.
According to a posting yesterday in The Court Circular (the royal family’s calendar of past engagements), “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this afternoon gave a reception at Kensington Palace for the finalist of BBC Radio’s Teen Hero Awards.” The couple welcomed three inspiring teenagers making waves in their communities—Lily Rice, Junior Flood, and Siena Castellon—to their home to honor them for their incredible work.
One of the honorees, 16-year-old Siena was recognized for mentoring students who have autism and students with disabilities. “It was such an honor and privilege to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace,” she revealed to Hello! “They were both incredibly warm, supportive, and encouraging!”
The British news outlet also reported that Kate, who wore a burgundy colored dress with white dots to the reception, has been hosting other secret engagements this week. On Tuesday morning, the royal mom of three hosted a meeting at the palace with experts to discuss her latest project, the Early Years Initiative, which will focus on education and mental health awareness.
We’re sure our invites to both events just got lost in the mail. Right, Kate?