The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are both a genuine inspiration to millions of people in their home country as well across the entirety of the world.
Kate has taken to royal life like the proverbial duck to water, and she quickly became an incredibly proactive and dedicated patron to, at the last count, nineteen different charities.
Continue reading to learn about the top ten royal patronages that the Duchess of Cambridge appears to be most passionate about.
1. Family Action
The latest patronage to be bestowed upon Kate Middleton came from Her Majesty The Queen herself and is called Family Action.
After holding the position for over sixty-five years, Queen Elizabeth passed down the cherished charity to Kate, and the Duchess has already embraced Family Action with both arms. Founded back in 1869, Family Action aims to transform lives by providing financial, practical, and emotional support to families who have experienced a plethora of disadvantages across the length and breadth of the country.
2. Sports Aid
The charity of Sports Aid entirely concentrates on enhancing and enriching the lives of young and promising athletes.
Sports Aid recognizes and therefore tries to reduce the significant and numerous financial difficulties that, in many cases, prevent promising and talented young athletes from reaching their full potential and competing on a competitive level.
3. Nursing Now Campaign
The Cambridges, as do the rest of the Royal Family and indeed the entirety of the country, thoroughly appreciate and respect how diligently hard nurses always work, particularly over the last two years during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is just one of a wide plethora of reasons why the Nursing Now Campaign is exceedingly dear to Kate and why she feels both proud and privileged when she and Prince William became patrons in 2018. The Nursing Now Campaign actively pursues and champions leadership development opportunities for over 10,000 midwives and nurses in more than 150 different countries.
The Nursing Now Campaign spends a lot of time focusing on encouraging registered and working nurses to enroll in leadership courses such as the prestigious and renowned leadership courses at Baylor University Online.
4. The 1851 Trust
Kate and William have always been and continue to be heavily involved and deeply passionate about encouraging talented athletes and sports persons to follow their dreams and reach the proverbial stars.
Another patronage of Kate’s that is entirely sports-focused is that of the 1851 Trust, which centers around the coming together of science and sport to engage young people with sailing and its associated technologies.
5. The Royal Photographic Society
The Royal Photographic Society is a charity that is entirely committed to making the art of photography as accessible as possible to everyone from all walks of life, across the country and, to some extent, internationally as well.
The Duchess of Cambridge became a royal patron of The Royal Photographic Society in 2019, and the honor of the role was handed down by Her Majesty The Queen herself and absolutely adores helping promote photography and encourage people to follow this particular artistic outlet.
6. Action On Addiction
Another important charity of which Duchess Kate is a proud royal patron of is the public-facing charity Action On Addiction, whose primary goal is to break down taboos and long-existing preconceptions about addiction and strive to understand more about how addiction takes hold of the individual.
In October 2021, Kate launched Action On Addiction’s sister charity, The Forward Trust, at the BAFTA headquarters in central London, which is dedicated specifically to analyzing and researching drug addiction and helping recovering addicts move forward with their new lives.
7. All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, otherwise referred to as The AELTC, was originally founded in the summer of 1868, and Kate Middleton remains the only patron of the society, royal or otherwise.
The AELTC is a private member’s club, which is most widely recognized as being the location of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship and currently has approximately 375 members. As a member, you are also afforded the annual option of purchasing a pair of tickets to see the final of the Wimbledon Championships, and every Wimbledon champion is always, automatically, invited to become a member themselves.
8. Air Cadets
A traditional and wholly impressive royal patronage that Kate Middleton holds is the patronage to the Royal Air Cadets.
For over six years, Kate, often together with her husband Prince William, visits RAF camps across the country and converses, encourages, and motivates young air cadets. There are over one thousand separate air squadrons up and down the country, and each camp holds a host of events, both private and public, every single year.
9. National Portrait Gallery
Currently closed to members of the public until early 2023 due to renovation, The National Portrait Gallery is another charity-based company that is incredibly close to both Kate and William’s hearts.
The National Portrait Gallery holds the largest, most extensive, and detailed collection of original portraits in the whole world, ranging from the sixteenth century right up until the present day. The charity also works across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom, creating, developing, and carrying out programs and partnerships with schools, art galleries, museums, and local community groups to make art more accessible and enticing.
With the subject of mental health becoming significantly less taboo in recent years, not before time, there are more and more charities that are based on and focused entirely on children’s mental health specifically.
Place2Be is a mental health charity that provides ongoing and professional mental health support, both on a one-to-one, individual basis and as a group therapy, talks, and presentations. Schools that work with Place2Be tend to carry on their association with the worthwhile charity for many years and work closely to ensure the best possible attitudes and care towards mental health in children and young adults.