Kate Middleton’s immediate family, notably Carole Middleton and husband Michael, have skirted the traditional fate that has befallen royal in-laws – being relegated to the sidelines. Prince William gets credit for ensuring that Kate’s parents are welcome at Buckingham Palace. Recently, he had Mike & Carole Middleton join him at the Tusk Conservation Awards held at London’s V&A Museum.
Instead of being placed in a sphere of little or no participation, the Middletons have found themselves at the nerve center of royal activities. Their presence at the Tusk Conservation Awards was just one of several instances. During the event, which has gone viral, Prince William expressed that the natural heritage is held in trust for children or the future generation.
Prince William Opens Royal Doors to Kate Middleton’s Family
Avid royal watchers have noted that Queen Elizabeth II does not readily invite people to Balmoral, more so if they have not been behaving commendably. Carol and Michael’s recent stay at Balmoral castle says a lot about how the Queen regards Prince William’s in-laws. Queen Elizabeth even gave Carol a guided tour of the place. Carol and Michael landing on top of a really long guest list immensely pleased Prince William. He wanted his grandmother to make Kate’s parents especially welcome.
Carol Middleton’s role in helping shape “the next generation of royals” has been commended by keen royal observers. Incidentally, Carole and her husband Michael were also among the guests at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant on the Thames.
Prince William, Kate Middleton Work With Family
The Duke has been the Royal Patron of Tusk for more than a decade and regularly supports the charity’s work. During the Tusk Conservation Awards, Prince William paid tribute to English broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough. The Duke bestowed on the latter a special contribution for services to wildlife award.
The Duke of Cambridge also presented the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa to John Kahekwa for his work protecting gorillas. Prince William lauded the work of all the winners, stating that their “work is dangerous but vitally important.”
Earlier this year, Prince William visited Kenya with wildlife conservation organizations. Kensington Palace tweeted photographs of the Duke of Cambridge working hand in hand with frontline rangers protecting elephants and rhinoceros species. Such organizations have been bound by the common mission to end illegal wildlife trade.
The British royals, including Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, and Prince William, have been in a whirl of royal engagements in their home country and in foreign shores. Just a few weeks ago, the Duke of Cambridge attended an International Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trading in Hanoi, Vietnam. In several instances, Prince William and Kate Middleton bring their young family members with them.
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