Prince William, Kate and Prince Harry to step up royal work schedule in autumn

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are to step up their work schedule this autumn, Kensington Palace has announced.

Palace officials said the younger royals are to undertake a “busy” programme after Prince William’s decision to step up to be a full time royal after quitting his job as a helicopter pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The Duke and Duchess, the palace said, will increasingly base their family at Kensington Palace.

Basing themselves at their London home will enable them to increase their official work on behalf of the Queen and for the charities and causes which they support. 

The move coincides with Prince George beginning school at Thomas’s Battersea in early September.

William, Kate and Harry will undertake a number of away days and visits to communities, charities and organisations across the UK, as well as engagements and visits overseas, Kensington Palace said. 

In late September, Prince Harry will attend the Invictus Games Toronto 2017, the international sporting event launched in 2014 by His Royal Highness for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women.

In October and November, Prince Harry and The Duke and Duchess will undertake official visits on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Details of both visits will be announced later.

The Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry will continue to highlight the important work of their patronages, and to champion issues that interest them.

They will renew their focus on the next phase of the Heads Together campaign to change the national conversation on mental health, with more activity in this space starting around World Mental Health Day in October.

The family will increasingly spend their time at Kensington Palace. (Getty Images)

Amongst other projects, the Duke will shine a light on initiatives dealing with homelessness, anti-bullying and conservation, and will continue his work with The Royal Foundation’s Cyberbullying Taskforce. 

Kate will continue to focus attention on the issues of addiction, family breakdown and the importance of early intervention. 

Prince Harry will progress his work in the field of sport for social change and around the environment and conservation, as well as continuing to support veterans and drawing attention to HIV/AIDs on both a national and international level.

Among the specific jobs announced Harry will visit to Manchester on September 4.

Kate will visit to Hornsey Road Children’s Centre on Monday, September 4.

Prince William will visit to the National Mental Health and Policing Conference on September 5.

William will also host a reception for the World Cup winning Under-20 England football team on September 7.


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