The Cambridge's host U.K.-Africa Investment Reception
The Cambridge's were joined by other senior members of the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace for a reception celebrating the relationship between the U.K. and African countries. Key leaders present at the reception included the presidents of Rwanda and Ghana, who had an audience with the Duke of Cambridge earlier in the day.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex as well as the Princess Royal attended the reception as well, greeting and conversing with African leaders, businessmen and politicians. Members of the Royal Family have visited the African continent to highlight causes, organizations and each respective countries unique culture. Most recently, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited South Africa in the fall with Prince Harry making additional stops in Botswana, Angola and Malawi.
During the reception, Prince William gave a speech discussing his love for the country and how he and Catherine hoped to share their love of the continent with their children. He spoke about how, after his mothers death, Prince Charles took William and Harry to Africa as well as his decision to propose to Catherine in Kenya ten years ago.
The Reception gave fans a lovely reunion between Catherine, Sophie and Anne who have not been seen together at a public engagement since Trooping the Colour. The Countess of Wessex was celebrating her 55th Birthday during the reception. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's next announced engagement will be on Monday 27th January when they attend a commemorative service for U.K. Holocaust Memorial Day. xx