Archive for June 5th, 2012
Like millions around the world, I’ve been following with great interest (and pride) the Royal Jubilee celebrations in London today. So it seems timely to mention a recent charitable visit by the Duchess of Cambridge. The Duchess, Kate Middleton, is an active supporter of charity – I reported here a few weeks ago that she had been looking to increase her commitments in this area, especially during her husband Prince William’s recent tour of duty in the Falklands, as an RAF pilot.
One of the charities of which she is a patron is The Art Room – a non-profit based in London and Oxford, which helps disruptive and withdrawn children, and those with learning difficulties, develop their skills and self-confidence, through the provision of art therapy facilities. During a visit to Oxford, representing the charity, the Duchess ‘got down and dirty’ at two schools – Rose Hill Primary School and Oxford Spires Academy – where she interacted with the pupils as they enjoyed their arts and crafts. She even helped a seven-year-old rescue her art-work from spilled water. Wearing a protective apron the Duchess was clearly at home with the kids, and continued to win the hearts of those who may one day be her subjects, should she and the Prince ascend to the throne.