Kate Middleton and Prince William honoured by Queen’s Jubilee invitation

True honour: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will accompany the Queen next week
True honour: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will accompany the Queen next week©Matt Baron/BEI/Rex Features

Kate Middleton and Prince William have been given the prestigious honour of accompany the Queen as she walks down the aisle of St Paul’s Cathedral, at a special Thanksgiving service for the Diamond Jubilee next week.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will play a central role during the celebrations, with the focus on the weekend of June 2-5.

And they will take a key role at the National Service of Thanksgiving, which will be conducted by the Dean of St Paul’s, The Very Reverend Dr David Ison, with the Archbishop of Canterbury also preaching at the ceremony.

During the service, children from around the UK will sing for the congregation, and a special prayer for the Diamond Jubilee will be included in the service.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the couple will be the only members of the Royal Family who will join the Queen’s Procession, alongside William’s brother Prince Harry, and his father Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

It’s a huge honour for Kate, who only officially joined the Royal Family last April, when she married her long-term love William, whom she met at St Andrews University in Scotland.

The Queen is known to be very fond of Kate, who is officially known as Catherine, and has been particularly impressed by the way in which she has settled seamlessly into Royal life.

Her Majesty is believed to be particularly pleased with how Kate has injected new life and interest in the Royals.

Therefore it’s not surprising the Duchess is set to be a key player in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations over the next few days.

The Thanksgiving service, taking place on Tuesday, June 5 at St Paul’s, is just one of the highlights, with others including a special concert with performers including Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John, and the Diamond Jubilee Pageant, which will see the family travel down the Thames River on the Royal barge.


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