Except for a handful of very adorable official photos, we know very little about Will and Kate’s little family.
The Internet has therefore gone into slight overdrive at a number of reported comments made by the Duke of Cambridge at a royal engagement yesterday. On a visit to Cambridge University – where the prince studied agriculture – he revealed more about the different personalities of George and Charlotte to Professor Christopher Dobson, the academic who was looking after him for the visit.
“We talked a little bit about the children and he did make a couple of comments about their different temperaments. He said George is very lively and Charlotte is very lady-like. He said they were both delightful of course,” the Professor disclosed. Ahhh. Cuteness overload.
It was a busy day yesterday for the 33 year old who in the evening also made an appearance at the Child Bereavement Charity 21st anniversary gala – a cause close to the royal’s heart.
Following in the footsteps of his mother, William is now the Patron of Child Bereavement UK and delivered a very emotional speech at the gala. The prince opened up about the grief he has had to deal with in his life since the tragic loss of his mother at just 15.
“Twenty-one years ago last month, my mother attended the launch of the Child Bereavement Charity,” William began. “Fifteen years later, I was honoured to be invited to become Patron of Child Bereavement UK to continue my mother’s commitment to a charity which is very dear to me.”
“What my mother recognized back then and what I understand now is that grief is the most painful experience that any child or parent can endure,” he continued.
Advocating the importance of the work of Child Bereavement UK he said, “I have witnessed first-hand the difference CBUK has made and continues to make to the lives of bereaved families.”
By Elizabeth Bennett