The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have changed the name of their charity to include Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge.
According to reports, documents filed at Companies House state that the Foundation Of Prince William And Prince Harry will now to be known as The Royal Foundation Of The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge And Prince Harry. The title has also been updated on the The Royal Foundation website.
The move is sure to delight Kate as she has thrown herself into charity work since becoming a fully fledged member of the Royal Family, impressing with her caring nature and dedication to her role as a patron of charities including Action On Addiction, the Art Room, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, and the National Portrait Gallery.
Kate became a joint patron of William and Harry’s charity in October 2011, but at that point, there were no plans to change the name.
Now it seems Kate’s work with her husband and brother-in-law is so key to the foundation, they felt it was only right that she was included in the title.
A statement from Kate, Wills and Harry on the website reads: “For reasons that never cease to amaze us, we do seem to be able to bring a spotlight to bear on wonderful initiatives created by other people to help those in need.”
The charity focuses on three key areas: the armed forces, young people and conservation and it reportedly raised £4.8 million for the causes last year.
£1 million of this impressive sum is said to have come from generous donations from the public, in celebration of Kate and Wills Royal Wedding on April 29 last year.
Kate is already known as the style queen but she is fast becoming the charity princess, proving she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty (literally) when she recently joined a group of primary school children at an outdoor residential course in Kent, as part of the Expanding Horizons Scheme.
The project, co-ordinated by ARK Schools, gives kids from inner-city backgrounds opportunities to explore the countryside, developing their confidence and teamwork skills in the process.
The 30-year-old beauty was extremely touched when one young pupil, Zahid Shanvere, offered to her show her around a tepee, ushering her inside before him, saying: “Ladies first."
Kate smiled as she told him: “Such a gentleman. Thank you."
She also joined the youngsters in making dough sticks, before enjoying them round the campfire for lunch.
Kate, Wills and Harry are set to team up in the coming weeks as they embrace their roles as Offical Ambassadors of the Olympic Games.
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