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Duchess tries to interpret codes at Bletchley Park

The Duchess of Cambridge donned a pair of headphones and tried to interpret codes during her visit to Bletchley Park where her grandmother worked.

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Bletchley Park where she was due to meet her grandmother's codebreaker colleague.
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Bletchley Park where she was due to meet her grandmother's codebreaker colleague. Credit: ITV

Valerie Glassborow worked as a civilian member of staff, probably as a duty officer, alongside her twin sister Mary.

Wearing an Alexander McQueen outfit, Kate greeted staff on a visit to mark a year-long restoration project at the Buckinghamshire site.

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Duchess to meet grandmother's codebreaker colleague

The Duchess of Cambridge is due to visit Bletchley Park where she will meet with a code-breaker who worked with her grandmother during the Second World War.

The Duchess of Cambridge is due to visit Bletchley Park where her grandmother worked as a duty officer.
The Duchess of Cambridge is due to visit Bletchley Park where her grandmother worked as a duty officer. Credit: Reuters

Code-breaker veteran Lady Marion Body recalls working alongside the Duchess' paternal grandmother Valerie Glassborow at the famous 'spy school', where codebreakers were credited with shortening the war by at least two years.

Miss Glassborow, as she was known before marrying Kate's grandfather Peter Middleton, worked as a civilian member of staff, probably as a duty officer, alongside her twin sister Mary.

Kate's solo visit will mark a year-long restoration project at the Buckinghamshire site.

Prince George is off on his first overseas holiday

Prince George is on his first overseas holiday after he and his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, flew to the Caribbean.

Prince George is off to his first foreign holiday Credit: PA

Kate and her six-month-old son, accompanied by Kate's parents, sister Pippa and brother James flew to the island of Mustique yesterday, The Sun reports.

Prince William remained behind as he continues his studies in agricultural management at Cambridge University.

Prince George to be christened next Wednesday

Prince George will be christened next Wednesday afternoon in front of close family members and friends of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their baby son Prince George. Credit: Michael Middleton/PA Wire

William and Kate's baby son will be baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the little known Chapel Royal at St James's Palace, with the ceremony starting at 3pm.

In a statement, Kensington Palace said: "The christening of Prince George will take place on Wednesday October 23 at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace.

"Prince George will be baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby. The service will start at 3pm and will last approximately 45 minutes."

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A wave with a difference as royals given Potter wands

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are presented with wands at the end of the Harry Potter Tour.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are presented with wands at the end of the Harry Potter Tour. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
Prince Harry, the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge raise their wands.
Prince Harry, the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge raise their wands. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
The Duchess of Cambridge looks impressed with the new wands.
The Duchess of Cambridge looks impressed with the new wands. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Royals visit Harry Potter studios for inauguration

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Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertforshire is today being inaugurated by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

The Duke of Cambridge will also announce the launch of the Prince Williams Scholarships in Film, Television and Games - designed to assist three people in need of financial support to study a postgraduate course in one of the three industries.

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