The Best Way Kate Middleton Has Changed Since Marrying Prince William
Kate Middleton was born into a pretty great family in Newbury, Berkshire, England. She was sent to some of the best schools and took up her higher education at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. It was there that she met her future husband, Prince William. Ten years after their fated meeting the two were wed and Middleton’s middle-class life, one that benefited from pre-existing ties to the royal family, was changed forever.
Kate Middleton found her voice
Middleton has always had a big heart, and once she was boosted to royal status she found she stood on a platform that allowed her to help others. Not only did being the Duchess of Cambridge give her the tools she needed to give back, but the title also came with responsibilities that pushed Middleton to do more philanthropic work.
Last year she took a pretty big step launching Mentally Healthy Schools, but her first step in humanitarian direction occurred when Middleton and Prince William wed back in April 2010.
Kate Middleton and Prince William set up a gift fund
Just like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s charitable donation list, Middleton and Prince William also requested well-wishers to donate money to causes they cared about. While there were 26 charities for gift givers to pick from, they fell under five main categories: creating meaningful lives for children so they could unlock their true potential, support for service personnel and their families, conservation of the environment, utilizing the arts and sports to create positive change, and providing help and care in the homes of those in need.
Outside of their very successful fund, the Duchess of Cambridge has also dedicated time and energy to several patronages.
Kate Middleton’s patronages
According to the Royal UK website, the Duchess of Cambridge is currently associated with several patronages and charities that are related to causes that are dear to her heart.
Action for Children: Action for Children has created over 400 projects to lend assistance to the United Kingdom’s most vulnerable children and teens.
Action on Addiction: Action on Addiction pours energy into extensive research, preventative measures, treatment, support for families of those afflicted, and professional education as well as training to fight back against the grip addiction has on England.
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club: Tennis and croquet are big in England, so it’s no surprise that Middleton is a Patron for this tennis club which is based in Wimbledon, London.
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families: Anna Freud Centre utilizes research, self-developed treatment services, teaching, and training to transform the experiences of those struggling with mental health issues.
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, Evelina London Children’s Hospital: This England-based charity supports those who are struggling with life-threatening conditions. The charity provides care wherever the family requests whether it be at home, the hospital, or one of the charity’s own hospices.
Evelina London Children’s Hospital: The Evelina London hospital provides care for children in south London and southeast England. While they may be a children’s hospital, they offer unique services from before birth through childhood, adolescence, and into adulthood.
National Portrait Gallery: Middleton believes in preserving history so of course, she stands behind this gallery which features portraits of the most famous people in British history.
Other Patronages Middleton is associated with include the Natural History Museum, the Nursing Now Campaign, Places2Be, SportsAid, The 1851 Trust, The Lawn Tennis Association, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Tuvalu Order of Merit, and The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Middleton’s most recent philanthropic move
Middleton is always active with her patronages and other charity work that catches her eye. She even started work on a new project this past January despite her already tight schedule and busy home life.
It was announced that the beloved Duchess of Cambridge would be working side by side with the Royal Horticultural Society. Their goal was to bring Middleton on as a co-designer for a natural display that would be a part of the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show. The display, titled Back to Nature Garden, emphasizes the positive impact that the natural world has on not just on peoples’ mental and physical wellbeing. Clearly the mother of three and doting wife has no plans on slowing down on her philanthropic work.