William and Kate will bag the best seats in the house as the Paralympics get off to a start this evening…
Prince William and Kate Middleton will attend the Paralympics opening ceremony tonight, as London gets set to continue its summer of sport.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be joined by Prince Harry at the sporting event, as he makes his first appearance since pictures of him partying naked in Las Vegas were leaked online last week.
While William and Harry will have to miss out on many of the Paralympic events, due to work commitments, Clarence House has confirmed Kate Middleton will attend swimming, athletics, cycling, goalball during the 11-day event.
But even Kate has scaled back her attendance – after watching some 22 different events during the Olympics – as she gets ready for her Diamond Jubilee tour with Prince William next month.
A spokesman for William and Kate told the Mail: ‘The duke will be back on shifts with the search and rescue team when he is not attending events and Prince Harry has long-standing military commitments.
‘Also, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be taking time to prepare for their forthcoming overseas tour.’
Prince William and Kate Middleton will visit the rain forests of Borneo as well as Malaysia, Singapore, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu during their Diamond Jubilee tour on behalf of the Queen, which begins on Tuesday 11th September.
And after the success of their first overseas trip, to Canada and America last year, the pressure is on for the couple – and especially Kate Middleton – to make it a success.
‘Catherine will feel under scrutiny more than ever before on this trip,’ one insider told OK! magazine.
‘Her first official tour, when she and William visited Canada and California, was a triumph, but she was still new to it all – it was her honeymoon period, both in terms of her marriage and her relationship with the public.
‘Now that she’s had more time to settle in, it’ll be even tougher because she’s set the bar so high.’
While much of their visit will be made up of official engagements, officials have revealed Kate Middleton will also host a private tea party during the Malaysian leg of their tour.
Lucky fans have been offered the chance to win tickets to the exclusive tea-time soiree with Kate, in a competition held by the British High Commission.
Now we’re jealous.
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