It’s no secret that the royals are a busy bunch. But lately, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have been carrying out their official duties in private, announcing their appearances through the Court Circular—the official record of royal engagements—only after the events have taken place. So what gives?
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According to a report from Hello! Magazine, The Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex have elected this route as of late because they’ve been attending more working meetings with “no press angle.” Plain and simple, Kate and Meghan are trying to get things done without interference from photographers and reporters.
Most recently, Kate held a private meeting with the Steering Group to discuss her Early Years initiative—her first-ever solo charity project that aims to tackle mental health issues in young children. Meanwhile, Meghan Markle secretly (as in, away from the public eye) visited the Hubb Community Kitchen in North Kensington. Photographers still managed to grab a shot of Meghan Markle in this cherry-colored Club Monaco dress and coat, but the details of her visit weren’t released until after the event had ended.