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‘She did very well’: Duchess of Cambridge praised for her royal return by protocol expert

The Duchess of Cambridge has been praised for returning to royal duties just weeks after giving birth to Prince George.

“She did very well,” protocol expert William Hanson told Royal Central. “She did great as usual and should be commended for it.”


Kate has been praised for her return to royal duties on September 12 so soon after giving birth. Photo: Twitter/ Georgina Brewer.

William, the country’s leading expert in etiquette and protocol was speaking about Kate’s return to Royal duties when she attended the Tusk Trust Awards with Prince William on September 12.

He also praised the Duchess’ confidence in attending the engagement so soon after Prince George’s arrival. “She was very confident to begin with but I think she has settled well into her role and is happy that she has given birth to Prince George.”

The protocol expert, who regularly appears on TV shows offering his advice also explained too soon George will learn of the responsibility that comes with his title.

“Whilst Prince George is too young to realise what’s going on around him and who he is, seeing both his parents carry on with their duty will be very important in time and he will soon learn that he too has been destined for great responsibility.

“He will learn that there is never really off time [as a member of the Royal Family] and one must simply get on with things.”

The Duchess dazzled as she arrived to the awards at The Royal Society in a Jenny Packham floor length glittery gown which William described as “very nice”.

During the awards, Prince William joked that he and Kate would be checking their mobile phones as it was the first time they had left Prince George at home.

“This is actually our first evening without him, so please excuse us if you see us nervously casting cheeky glances at our mobile phones to check all is well back home,” the Prince said in a speech.

Last week, the new parents confirmed Prince George’s christening will take place on October 23 in the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace.

It is believed William and Kate chose the chapel as it offered a more intimate setting for the service, which will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.