The Duke and Duchess at the Reception (REUTERS PICTURES)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a dinner for the National Memorial Arboretum Appeal at St. James’s on 10th November. The Duke is Patron of the Appeal which remembers those who have died in conflict while on duty or as a result of terrorist action since the Second World War. The Duke launched the appeal and became its Patron when he visited the Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire, in April 2009.


The Duke made a speech during the evening speaking of the great amount that has been done in just the few years since the appeal began in 2009 as well as how the Arboretum Memorial has become a focal point in remembering Fallen Soldiers. He also spoke of the wish to build  educational and interpretation centres, a restaurant, a cafe and a shop, as well as a covered area for large services of remembrance.


Amongst the guests were actresses Penelope Keith and Susan Hampshire who have been long term supporters of Britain’s Armed Forces.

Mrs Thompson, who was joined by her daughter Aimee, 25, summed up her feelings about the National Memorial.
She said: “The Arboretum is such an incredible place and what’s so incredible is that it keeps growing as a place to remember.

One Response to “Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge attend a dinner for the National Memorial Arboretum Appeal”

  1. Yooper Says:

    Did Kate confer with Scarlett O’Hara before taking the drapes for her dress?

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Dated: 12th November 2011
Filled Under: Duty, Royalty