Queen Elizabeth has reportedly convinced the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, to return to public life to help her celebrate becoming the longest reigning monarch in British history.
The Daily Mail alleged that the Queen has invited both Prince William and Kate Middleton to Balmoral, her Scottish home, for a special event on September 9.
A source told the publication, “The Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge will be with the Queen at Balmoral on September 9. They will attend a family dinner that Her Majesty will give that evening.”
There is one prominent royal figure who won’t be in attendance at the Balmoral event, though. Prince Charles has had to turn down the request to attend the soiree in Aberdeenshire, despite the fact that he is already going to be in Scotland. Prince Charles has already insisted that he will spend the day at Dumfries House, which is located 150 miles away from Balmoral.
The event will mark Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest running monarch in the history of the Royal Family. According to the Mirror, she will overtake Queen Victoria, who lasted for 63 years and 213 days until her death on January 22, 1901.
Rumors and speculation about the Duchess of Cambridge have increased over the last few weeks after she failed to attend a number of social events and weddings alongside her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William.
After missing the wedding of Prince William’s friends Bear Maclean and Daisy Dickson last month, royal followers became concerned at the lack of public appearances that Kate Middleton had made since the birth of Princess Charlotte. This was then underlined by the revelation that Prince William has been to five weddings by himself since their own in 2011.
There was also concern over just how late the hosts had been informed about Kate Middleton’s absence too as, according to wedding guests, Kate’s name was still included on a seating plan. Instead of attending the service and ceremony with his wife, Prince William actually turned up with Pippa Middleton, Kate’s sister and his sister-in-law.
It’s been widely reported that during this period Kate Middleton has spent most of her time at her Anmer Hall home in Norfolk alongside her two children, 2-year-old Prince George of Cambridge and 4-month-old Princess Charlotte. During this time, she has also attended some royal engagements, including a trip to Portsmouth to try out a virtual reality sailing game.
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