Kate Middleton and Prince William Had a Secret Meeting with the Royal Foundation

While the world was focused on Meghan Markle getting a slate of new royal patronages, Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, held a secret meeting with one of theirs—the Royal Foundation.

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In a case of royal family tunnel vision, the royal-watching world collectively missed an entire royal engagement.

How is that even possible, you wonder? Well, while the world was focused on Meghan Markle and her new royal patronages this week, Prince William and Kate Middleton secretly met with one of their favorite patronages. In the world's defense, Meghan was given four new patronages by the Queen. In a release, Kensington Palace explained that Meghan couldn't be more thrilled with the development:

News of Will and Kate's low-key rendezvous didn't come from Kensington Palace, but from Twitter user @GertsRoyals, who said that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had met with Royal Foundation Chairman, Sir Keith Mills, probably to discuss future projects with Mills and the charity.

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The Royal Foundation's website describes Mills as "a British entrepreneur" who "oversaw operations" at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. He also served as Chairman of Prince Harry's Invictus Games in 2014.

The mystery and intrigue is killing us. Here's hoping the Palace releases details about whatever this top secret meeting was called to plan, STAT.


Kayleigh Roberts is the weekend editor at Marie Claire, covering celebrity and entertainment news, from actual royals like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle to Hollywood royalty, like Katie Holmes and Chrissy Teigen. She’s a Ravenclaw who would do great things in Slytherin. To learn more about her, google “Leslie Knope eating salad GIF.