Duchess Contributes Piece to New RAF Book By Sami K. Martin February 6, 2014 | 10:23 am Kate Middleton and Prince William pictured during their 2011 royal wedding While Duchess Kate Middleton prepares to take on more royal duties, there is one avenue she is very interested in pursuing: authorship. The Duchess of Cambridge will offer a piece for a book entitled “Living in the Slipstream: Life as a RAF Wife,” which will feature numerous stories of women whose husbands are in the Royal Air Force. “These women reveal, in their authentic voices and colorful portraits, what life as an RAF wife is really like When a whole family can be required to up-stricks and move with almost no notice, when rank pulls favor even at home, and when things go comically wrong during a royal visit,” the press release for the book stated. Related Kate Middleton Gave Prince Harry Advice About Cressida Bonas Kate Middleton Makeover Will See Duchess Wearing Couture, Lower Hemlines, Heirloom Jewels? Kate Middleton Acting in ‘My Fair Lady’ School Production at Age 11 (VIDEO) Middleton has been married to Prince William since 2011, and immediately following their wedding, the couple moved to Anglesey, Wales, in order for William to continue his work as a Royal Air Force pilot. He participated in several search-and-rescue missions and finally decided to leave the Air Force in 2013 in order to step more fully into his royal duties. William and Middleton enjoyed their time in Anglesey and spoke fondly of the small town that welcomed them not as royals but as newlyweds and regular people. William has spoken at length about his time in the Air Force and even said that he wanted to take his newborn son, Prince George, to meet the members of his squadron because they were family to him. Middleton will certainly be able to offer a unique view on life in the military and those “royal visits,” thanks to her high-profile connection. Flying has always been a part of her life, though, with her grandfather serving as a pilot, her dad as an airport dispatcher, and her mother as a stewardess. It was recently revealed that Middleton herself was taking flying lessons. The book is due out in May and will likely benefit from having Middleton’s story included. All profits from the book will go to the Royal Air Forces Association and the Royal Air Forces Benevolent Fund.
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Cate Blanchett, David Tennant, Sir David Attenborough and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes are also thought to be invited to the star-studded bash, that is being held in the honour of The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RDA), of which the Queen is patron. Kate Middleton is set to host a star-studded reception alongside the Queen (WENN) According to Hello magazine, the Queen and Kate will greet an estimated 250 guests, including directors, producers, playwrights, teachers and actors, before enjoying a whole host of performances in the Palace’s ballroom. Other members of the royal family, including the Duke of Edinburgh, who will then meet the guests in the state rooms. The Queen will reportedly welcome guests into Buckingham Palace (WENN) The Queen and Kate’s engagement comes amid a busy time for the royals. The night before the RADA reception, Prince William will play a starring role in the BAFTA award ceremony. The 31-year-old royal, who is currently the president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has been confirmed to attend this years ceremony at Londons Royal Opera House on February 16 when he will hand Mirren the awards highest honour. Reacting to the exciting news, Mirren, 68, is quoted as saying by Hello! magazine: This is the greatest professional honour I can imagine. Certainly one I never dreamt of as a schoolgirl in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. To join that list of legendary names is overwhelming. BAFTA also announced the news in a statement which read: “We are delighted to welcome our President back to the British Academy Film Awards. The Duke loves film and he is incredibly supportive of the work BAFTA does.”