Prince WilliamandKate Middletonhave been spotted out at their first royal engagement following William’s 40th birthday, which the Royal celebrated yesterday, Tuesday 21 June.
The Royal pair were all smiles as they arrived at London’s Waterloo station for the unveiling of a national monument in one of the capital's biggest train stations, alongside Baroness Floella Benjamin.
The monument has been created to celebrate “the dreams and courage of the Windrush generation”.
For the event, Kate, also 40, wowed in white as she donned a two-piece suit, and William looked dapper in his usual suit and tie.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gathered alongside members of the Windrush generation for the unveiling.
After visiting Waterloo, the Royal couple went to ELEVATE at Brixton House in London to meet with younger generations of the British-Caribbean community, and other diasporas, who represent the next generation of British creative talent, to mark Windrush Day.
During their visit, keen photographer Kate tried her hand at using some of the high-end equipment.
With today, June 22, marking Windrush Day, The Government provided £1 million in funding for the new Waterloo station memorial.
They said it ”symbolises the courage, commitment and resilience of the thousands of men, women and children who travelled to the UK to start new lives from 1948 to 1971”.
It also acknowledges the Windrush generation’s “outstanding contribution” to British society and is intended to be “a permanent place of reflection”, it added.
Waterloo station was chosen because thousands of people who arrived from the Caribbean passed through the station on their way to start their new lives across the country, the Government said.
Sculptor Basil Watson said of his work: “My parents, along with a great many others, took the long arduous voyage from the Caribbean with very little or nothing other than their aspirations, their courage and a promise of opportunity for advancement.
“This monument tells that story of hope, determination, a strong belief in selves and a vision for the future.”
Next year will mark a milestone 75 years since the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks in 1948.
This isn’t the only big date on people’s minds of late as Prince William recently turned 40.
It’s unclear what the father-of-three did for his special day, but it’s expected that the Queen will host a birthday bash for him and wife Kate, who turned 40 in January, over the summer.
Kate’s thought to have held“scaled back” birthday celebrationsat the time, but will now “celebrate in style” with her husband as Her Majesty The Queen, 96, will allow the pair to have a party at either Windsor Castle or at Sandringham.
As well as senior royals like Prince Charles and Camilla, the Queen may be in attendance for their pair’s birthday bash, in line with the royal tradition of celebrating birthday milestones for senior members of the family.
She isn’t expected to confirm her attendance until the day, however, in the wake of herongoing mobility issuesthat saw her drop out of a handful of Platinum Jubilee festivities, a source toldMirror Online.
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