It’s bugging me that the Duchess of Sussex’s meeting with Michelle Obama was so low-key. It was so quiet that Kensington Palace seemingly only confirmed that it had taken place to one of two journalists. It was so quiet that no photos were released… so far. The same thing happened last night – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a private charity event to benefit the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund. Henry was one of Prince Harry’s good friends, and his family runs the charity, which funds schools and resources and Uganda. The event was a “carol concert” and Meghan was even tasked with reading a poem. Again, there are no formal photos, just a handful of shadowy paparazzi photos.
Cute baby bump alert! #meghan #duchessofsussex looks like she’s popped! All KP have ever said is that she’s due in the ‘spring’. By the looks of things March or early April. H&M here leaving a charity carol concert in Chelsea for the Henry van Straubenzee fund, where both spoke. pic.twitter.com/91YX1cEWm3
— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) December 4, 2018
While I’ll believe that Meghan’s biggest priority at the moment is just resting and taking it easy, it also feels like… Meghan and Harry are going out of their way to avoid being photographed at the moment. Which makes me wonder if the Cambridges’ two-week-long smear campaign/tantrum actually worked. The Cambridges succeeded in “taking Meghan down” a few pegs and making it so that Meghan is wary of being photographed or taking any spotlight right now. Was that the short-term goal?
Speaking of, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were also out on Tuesday night – they attended the Queen’s annual reception for the diplomatic corps. Kate wore the Cambridge Lover’s Knot tiara and of course all the headlines are back to Kate and how she’s “just like Diana” because she’s wearing “Diana’s favorite tiara,” plus she also wore a pair of Diana’s earrings. Kate seemed especially happy to have all of the attention back on her. Her dress is Jenny Packham.Embed from Getty Images
Unusually Buckingham Palace allowed a rota photographer in to cover tonight’s white tie Diplomatic Reception. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are attending.
Pic by @PA pic.twitter.com/bUaXrboPjH
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) December 4, 2018
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