Despite being six months pregnant with her second child, Kate Middleton is all set for back-to-back children’s charity visits, slated to take place on February 18, as announced by the palace today.
The Duchess of Cambridge will take part in two royal engagements in the neighboring counties of Staffordshire and the West Midlands, and will honor two charities, the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and Action for Children.
First off, Kate will hit Stoke-on-Trent and tour the Emma Bridgewater factory to see for herself how they produce their earthenware products, as the pottery company is producing a new range of mugs specifically for one of the charities, EACH.
As well as perhaps trying her hand at the odd mug or two, Kate will have the chance to meet staff working at the factory, as well as volunteers and children from EACH’s local center, the Donna Louise Hospice.
Kate, who is the royal patron of EACH, last attended an event for the charity back in November, when she met Emma Bridgewater in person and saw some of her pottery.
For her second engagement, Kate Middleton will visit one of Action for Children’s facilities, the Cape Hill Children’s Centre in Smethwick.
She will reportedly be given an official introduction to the charity, which helps the most vulnerable and neglected children and adults across the U.K. The Duchess will take part in a discussion where she will learn about how families have benefited from the services that Action for Children provide.
Kate will also reportedly take part in a play session, while meeting the children and parents who use the Cape Hill Children’s Center.
The double charity engagements will be the first that Kate has attended following her recent vacation on the island of Mustique to celebrate the 60th birthday of her mother, Carole.
No doubt, following her upcoming royal engagements, Kate Middleton will be seen less in the public eye as she prepares for the birth of her second child some time in April.