The Duchess of Cambridge now has two official royal engagements on her schedule. The Palace confirmed Kate Middleton will tour Grimsby on March 5 stopping at three different spots in the port and fishing town in Lincolnshire. According to her official diary, updated today (Monday), the pregnant Duchess has engagements planned at:
- The National Fishing Heritage Center in Grimsby
- Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Peaks Lane Fire Station in Grimsby
- Havelock Academy in Grimsby
During her day-long tour of Grimsby, the Duchess will tour the facilities and officially open the Havelock Academy. The modest sea town is reportedly experiencing one of the highest levels of youth unemployment in Britain.
The appearance will only be Kate's third of the year so far, following tomorrow's (Feb. 19) visit to London's Hope House. After her pre-mature pregnancy announcement in early December, the 31-year-old royal's schedule was cleared so she could rest and recover from severe morning sickness. Kate Middleton is now about half way through her pregnancy and doing much better.
Prince William, who is in Wales working for the RAF, will not join his wife at Hope House or in Grimsby. It's expected the Duchess of Cambridge's calendar will continue to fill up even as she gets closer to the royal baby's July due date.
Kate is expected to announce several more patronages in March, but it's unclear if her visit to Grimsby is related to any of them.