Princess Kate is going Dutch!

By Simon Perry
September 21, 2016 02:55 PM
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Princess Kate is ready to fly solo!

Just days after returning from the royal family’s Canada tour, Kate will pack another bag and head to the Netherlands for her first solo trip abroad, a spokesman at Kensington Palace announced Wednesday.

On October 11, the royal mom is set to host a roundtable discussion at the British Ambassador’s Residence in The Hague with two of her key charities, the Anna Freud Centre, which works to help children’s mental health, and Action on Addiction, which concentrates on the harmful effects to families of drug and alcohol abuse.

The charities will join the discussion with representatives from the Trimbos Institute, which conducts research into the same issues.

During her day-long engagement, Kate will visit The Hague and Rotterdam. She will also have the opportunity to meet with neighboring royal, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, at Villa Eikenhorst.

Kate will then pay a visit to the Mauritshuis to see the art exhibition, “At Home in Holland: Vermeer and his Contemporaries from the British Royal Collection.” The royal art lover is a patron of the National Portrait Gallery and studied art history at the University of St. Andrews – where she met and fell in love with Prince William.

Her last visit will be to the nearby city of Rotterdam to see a new community-focussed initiative in an economically-challenged district, which provides a creative design and technology workspace.

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The trip marks Kate’s first solo trip abroad. She had been set to travel to Malta in 2014, but was unable to go at the last minute because she was pregnant with daughter Princess Charlotte.

Kate, William and their children head to Canada on Saturday for an eight-day tour, returning home on Oct. 1.

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