An entire nation’s nerves were on edge on Tuesday evening as England ended a 55 year wait for a knockout win against rivals, Germany. Unless you have been in a cave since Tuesday afternoon, the final result was England 2 – Germany 0. The nation celebrated and so too did The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George, all who were present at Wembley Stadium.
Many have often criticised The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their perceived lack of workload however one has to commend them for their appearance at Wembley this week. This country and indeed the entire world have needed something to smile about for the last 18 months and Tuesday evening delivered just that. If England beating long-time rivals Germany wasn’t enough, to see our future King and Queen and another future King cheering alongside a nation was just the icing on top of the cake.
In recent weeks, the workload for William and Kate hasn’t all been about the Euro Championships. On Monday 28th June, Prince William accompanied his grandmother, The Queen, to Scotland as she began the traditional Holyrood Week with engagements across the country. On Tuesday 29th June, before the England game, Prince William visited Govan to meet the team building HMS Glasgow. During this visit, it was revealed that The Duchess of Cambridge had been named Sponsor of the ship by Her Majesty The Queen. On Thursday 1st July, The Duke of Cambridge will be joined by his brother, Prince Harry, at the unveiling of a statue of their late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, at Kensington Palace to mark her 60th birthday.
The Duchess of Cambridge has also had a busy few weeks. Just a fortnight ago, Catherine launched the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood which is dedicated to raising awareness of and driving action on a crucial period in a child’s life. In recent days she was also named Patron of addiction recovery charity, The Forward Trust, and as mentioned has been named Sponsor of HMS Glasgow.
The Duke and Duchess were also heavily involved with the recent G7 Summit in Cornwall alongside The Queen and The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
To top all of this off, we have been treated to Prince George’s first official engagement… (sort of).
As a nation begins to see life after Coronavirus approaching and as Royal watchers begin to look forward to the return of engagements, tours and visits, one thing is for sure and that is that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are rapidly becoming the jewels in the crown of the British Royal Family and are stepping up to support not just the nation but the monarchy in its recovery from a tumultuous and heart breaking year.
One more thing… Football is Coming Home.