The Duchess of Cambridge to join the Queen on royal outings

Kate Middleton will accompany the Queen on two official engagements next month

The Duchess of Cambridge conducted her first solo engagement just last week, but it seems she’s already made an impression.

According to reports, Kate Middleton has been invited to join the Queen on a string of royal outings next month, as she kicks off Diamond Jubilee celebrations around the country.


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It’s thought the Duchess will accompany the Queen on two official visits while Prince William is away on RAF duty in the Falklands – and undergo a bit of training in the process.

First on their royal agenda is a visit to swanky London store Fortnum & Mason, where the royal ladies will be joined by the Duchess of Cornwall to unveil a special plaque to mark the regeneration of Piccadilly.

‘The Queen and two duchesses are all very much looking forward to it,’ one royal source told the Mirror of their visit.

‘The invitation would have come from the Queen to the other two and I’m sure we will see lots more joint engagements like this in future.

‘Kate has a lot to learn from the more experienced royals and what better way to see how it’s done than to watch the expert, the Queen, at work up close?’

Next up, it’s thought Kate will accompany the Queen on a trip to Leicester, as she begins a Diamond Jubilee tour around Britain.

When Prince William returns home, the pair are set to jet to Malaysia, Singapore, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu on a state visit on behalf of the Queen.

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