Kate to carry out three engagements before going on maternity leave

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, will soon be disappearing from the public eye, with Kate scheduled to carry out what is thought to be her final day of engagements on Friday 27 March. The pregnant royal will be joining her husband Prince William for a day packed with events.

HELLO! magazine previously reported that Kate was keen to fulfil as many official duties as possible before she goes off on maternity leave, and it has now been confirmed that she has lined up another three engagements in one single day.

The royal palace has announced on Twitter that the Duke and Duchess will be dedicating next Friday to showing their support for young people in south London.


The Duchess of Cambridge revealed that she was due in "mid-to-late" April

William, 32, and Kate, 33, will travel to Gipsy Hill and Sydenham, where they will see first-hand how charity XLP helps and provides services to young people in schools and local communities.

The charity, which was set up in 1996 by Patrick Regan after a stabbing in a playground, operates in over 60 schools and deals with a wide variety of issues including drugs awareness, anger management, poverty and racism.

Prince William and Kate will spend time in Gipsy Hill, Sydenham and Deptford next week

Following their visit William and Kate will tour the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust's centre in Deptford. The centre, which regularly hosts exhibitions, seminars and artistic events, is described as a "place for community learning and social research, inspiring and motivating young people".

The charity was founded in memory of teenager Stephen Lawrence, who was the fatal victim of a racially-motivated attack that happened in south-east London in 1993.

Kensington Palace confirmed Prince William and Kate's engagements on Friday 27 March

The Duke and Duchess are expected to view some of the exhibitions on display, which may be particularly interesting for creative Kate, who graduated from the University of St Andrews with a degree in history of art.

William and Kate's joint outing on Friday 27 March will most likely by the Duchess' last one before she gives birth to the couple's second baby. Kate previously revealed at a children charity's engagement earlier this week that she was due in mid-to-late April.