Kate Middleton Pulls Out of an Event Last-Minute Because of Her Kids

From Harper's BAZAAR

  • Kate Middleton had to pull out of her scheduled appearance at the Tusk Awards with Prince William tonight.

  • A Kensington Palace spokesperson explains that her absence is "due to the children," but didn't specify the exact reason.

  • The Duke of Cambridge will continue to attend tonight's festivities as planned.

Kate Middleton will not be attending the Tusk Awards tonight with Prince William, as previously planned, because something has come up regarding her kids.

The Duchess of Cambridge "is no longer able to attend the Tusk awards due to the children," a Kensington Palace spokesperson tells BAZAAR.com. The exact reason wasn't specified.

To make up for her absence, Duchess Kate still "met with finalists at a tea at Kensington Palace this afternoon." Prince William, a royal patron of Tusk, a wildlife conservation non-profit, will still attend tonight's festivities as planned.

Photo credit: JEFF SPICER - Getty Images
Photo credit: JEFF SPICER - Getty Images

Prince William and Duchess Kate, who married in 2011, share three kids together: Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1. While attending the annual Royal Variety Show earlier this week, the duchess had them on her mind while speaking to fellow attendees.

According to one guest, Kate shared that her children "love performing at home," especially Princess Charlotte, who seems to be a fan of musical theater. And according to one of the performers, Kate revealed that her brood wanted to tag along for the evening show, but she told them, "not on a school night."

The Duchess of Cambridge last attended the Tusk Awards in 2018, when she dressed up in a teal, floor-length Jenny Packham gown.

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