Royal Wedding anniversary: Prince William and Kate Middleton plan low-key, private affair

A private affair: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge plan low-key anniversary after week of public engagements



12:21 GMT, 23 April 2012

Their wedding on April 29th was watched by over two billion people.

So it's no surprise the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would rather celebrate their first anniversary away from the spotlight.

Kate and William will be spending this weekend privately, a St James's Palace spokesman confirmed.

Reliving the big day: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate their first wedding anniversary on Sunday

Reliving the big day: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate their first wedding anniversary on Sunday

No further details have been revealed but the first wedding anniversary is traditionally known as paper and the Duke and Duchess may exchange gifts or have plans for a romantic meal.

The couple will no doubt be enjoying a quiet break after an eventful week.

The Duke and Duchess will attend the UK premiere of the documentary film African Cats at the BFI Southbank on Wednesday, which is in aid of the animal welfare charity Tusk Trust, which has William as its patron.

The cause is close to William's heart.

The Duke proposed to his wife while on safari in Kenya and they often spend time in Africa.

The following day they will attend a reception at Goldsmiths' Hall to celebrate two Army teams who recreated the famous race to the South Pole by adventurers Scott and Amundsen.

Later that evening William and Kate will help launch the Imperial War Museum Foundation's campaign to create new First World War galleries at the London attraction in time for the centenary of the conflict in 2014.

Meanwhile, Kate has been busy working on her charitable ventures.

She has recently been approached to become patron of a charity that was one of the favourites
of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Supporters of the Positive View
Foundation, which works with disadvantaged young people, have reportedly been
courting the Duchess in the hope that she will become an ambassador.

The charity helps youngsters in need by
encouraging them to take up photography, and the Duchess – who enjoys
getting behind the lens herself – is said to be interested in lending
her support to its latest project.

A Royal aide told Katie Nicholl: ‘The Positive View Foundation has made approaches to us, but nothing more than that.

Duchess does not expect to be considering new patronages until the end
of this year or the start of next. In the meantime, she is concentrating
on her existing patronages, the Olympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond
Jubilee celebrations.’

A spokesman for the Foundation said: ‘It’s under discussion but nothing has been confirmed with the Palace yet.

‘At this stage we can’t say anything while it is so up in the air.’