Kate Middleton: Her New Role And What’s In Store For The Cambridges Over The Holidays

She’s not only a mother-of-two and the “it” girl when it comes to the royal family and one of Britain’s most stylish women, Kate Middleton is now adding a completely different item to her character and job description as a hard-working royal. Middleton has gotten on board with the military initiative that both her husband, Prince William, and brother-in-law, Prince Harry, have partaken in over the years.

Kate has taken over a role that was previously held by Prince Phillip. What does it entail? E! News shares as to the new post that Middleton has acquired.

“On Wednesday afternoon, the Duchess of Cambridge was given her first military-linked job. Introducing Kate as the new Honorary Air Commandant of the Air Cadets. The 33-year-old now represents an organization of 42,000 air cadets who range in age from 12 to 19. She also covers 15,000 adult volunteers at more than 1,2000 units across the U.K. and abroad.”

The role, as most would expect, has been held by male figures, so this is certainly refreshing and inspiring that the gorgeous royal, who has in the past been simply known for her looks and gracious demeanor, is now stepping forward and taking on such an important position for the monarchy.

Prince Phillip has been respected and admired for his years of service to the cadets, and this was made known by way of Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty at a ceremony for the prince as he passed the torch to Kate.

“He is admired and respected by cadets and volunteers alike. We will miss his ready sense of humor and genuine interest in the development of the nation’s youth We are absolutely thrilled that Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge has agreed to be our patron. Her links to the RAF family are already well-established and her desire to support youth development is well-recognized around the world.”

This honorary post has been passed to Middleton just before the holidays begin. The royals are already prepping for their big day with their family of four and the rest of their extended family. Hello Magazine recently shared what it is the Cambridges have in store for Christmas Day.

“We’ll go to church as a family on Christmas Day, as we always do. Then we’ll watch George try to tackle his presents as he tries to unwrap them. It’s a very different experience at Christmas, having a family of your own.”

Kate also noted that this time around, George may accompany her and William to the church at St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate, unlike last year when Kate admits that, “You would have heard him in the church.”

However, it’s unlikely that Princess Charlotte will be in attendance of the service because she is still just a bit too young for the occasion.

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Hello also suggests that the young royals, Will and Kate, will change things up this year and opt not to join the Queen on the big day, but they will instead host Kate’s family.

“In previous years William and Kate have joined the Queen and other members of the royal family for Christmas lunch, but it is thought that they may play host to Kate’s family including siblings James and Pippa, and parents Michael and Carole Middleton this Christmas.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Carole Elizabeth Middleton looks on during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on October 3, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Carole Elizabeth Middleton [Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images]

Carole Middleton has made her tips and tricks for enjoying a festive and magical Christmas with loved ones known by way of Baby London Magazine. Her words are certainly pertinent.

“Relax and enjoy baby’s first Christmas. They won’t remember it, but you’ll have fond memories.”

Well put, Mrs. Middleton! The royals seem that they’re well prepped to enjoy a cheerful holiday season.

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