The British royal family appeared this Monday, March 13, to celebrate Commonwealth Day. King Charles III and Queen Camilla were at the front of the event for the first time as kings.
They were joined by the Prince and Princess of Wales, Princess Anna with her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, and the new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, Prince Edward, and Sophie.
After the religious service held at Westminster Abbey, the Windsors moved to Buckingham Palace for the reception with representatives of the Commonwealth. Kate Middleton’s absence at the reception has sparked all kinds of theories.
Kate Middleton on Commonwealth Day 2023
For this important date, the Princess of Wales decided to wear a look with a retro touch. She debuted an outfit in navy blue with small flowers in white two-piece consisting of a jacket and midi-cut skirt from the Canadian fashion brand, Erdem. This is a design very reminiscent of those worn by Princess Diana.
She complemented it with a very special brooch, the “Prince of Wales”. A jewel that she wore for the first time during the state visit of the president of South Africa a few months ago and that can only be worn by the consorts of those who hold this title.
Why Kate was not at the reception at Buckingham
Following the strange disappearance of the princess in the British press have emerged several theories, the first is related to her responsibilities as a mother.
Rebecca English, an expert on the Royal Household for ‘Daily Mail’, explained on Twitter: “For what it’s worth, I understand it was mistakenly said that the Princess of Wales was coming tonight. She was never scheduled to be, apparently. babysitting, I suspect!”. A tweet that received many responses from users who understood the Princess of Wales and others who rejected her absence.
They claimed that Kate has nannies who can take care of the children while she fulfills her duties.
For what it is worth, I understand it was mistakenly said that the Princess of Wales was coming tonight. She was never scheduled to be, apparently. Childcare I suspect!
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) March 13, 2023
Everyone has their theories about this strange absence of the Princess of Wales, however, they criticized it because it was King Charles and Queen Camilla’s first Commonwealth Day reception at Buckingham Palace.