The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, could be set to join the Women's Institute. The British royal, who is settling into country life at Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate, has said she is 'interested' in joining Anmer WI, located just a stone's throw from her Norfolk home.
HELLO! Online has learned that the president of Anmer WI, Dorothy Pulsford-Harris, has had a positive response to a letter she sent the Duchess before Christmas inviting her to join.
"I had a very nice letter back from her private secretary saying she was interested," the 70-year-old retired barrister told us. "We would be delighted to see her."
The Duchess is said to be keen on signing up to the WI
Indeed, Kate would be following in the footsteps of many British royal ladies if she were to join the 100-year-old organisation.
Kate is immersing herself in country life on the Sandringham Estate
The Queen became a member of Sandringham WI in 1943 and is now the branch’s president, having taken over the position from the Queen Mother.
Prince Charles's wife the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Edward's wife the Countess of Wessex are also WI members, while Princess Anne is an associate member.
Sophie and the Princess Royal are expected to join the Queen on 4 June to attend the WI's annual meeting – which will also mark its centenary.
The Countess of Wessex is one of a number of royal WI members
Should 33-year-old Kate sign up to Anmer WI, she would be one of group's youngest members according to Dorothy.
"She would be one of our younger members," she said. "I don't know how old our youngest member is, but I would say early 40s."