Prior to Christmas coming, Kate Middleton got an incredible gift from Queen Elizabeth II. The has been made a royal patron of Family Action. She has been handed a very special patron role, which had been held by the Queen for 65 years.
Kate Middleton is pro-active in her desire to be a useful member of the British royal family. This week, Kate confirmed she got something very special from her husband’s grandmother.
On Monday, Duchess Kate was made a royal patron of Family Action – a charity which provides support for families with financial, mental health issues and more. Since 1953, Queen Elizabeth was patronizing this organization. In 2019, Duchess of Cambridge took over this role.
In fact, 65 years ago, the young Elizabeth took the position over from Queen Mary.
The official announcement on the handing over the role of patroness was made yesterday by Kensington Palace, on Twitter.
Kate Middleton has marked her new position
To mark her new position, Kate paid a visit to Peterley Manor Farm on Wednesday and took part in festive activities with families and children.
For a day packed full of hands-on activities, the duchess wore a red down coat, a green jumper and boots.
Chief Executive of Family Action David Holmes CBE said that Family Action is honoured that the young member of the royal family has become their Royal Patron.
“Everyone at Family Action would like to extend our thanks to Her Majesty for her steadfast support and encouragement to us over so many years.
“Family Action looks forward to working with The Duchess in the years to come,” Mr Holmes added.
Prince William’s wife has visited Family Action’s Lewisham base earlier this year, where she launched the charity’s national support line, FamilyLine.
The Cambridges also visited the charity’s “Family Monsters Garden” at the Chelsea Flower Show, back in May.