Kate performs final pre-baby visits

Published: Friday 27th March 2015 by The News Editor

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The Duchess of Cambridge will carry out a series of royal engagements today with the Duke – her last official public events before the birth of her second child.

William and Kate will spend much of the day in south London touring the Stephen Lawrence Centre and later learning about the work of the XLP (eXceL Project), a charity working with disadvantaged young people.

With the Duchess thought to be around eight months pregnant – her baby is due at the end of April – she is unl ikely to make an official public appearance until the day she leaves hospital with the latest addition to her family.

The Cambridges will begin their day by joining Baroness Doreen Lawrence at the centre named after her son Stephen, who was fatally stabbed by a group of white youths near a bus stop in Eltham, south-east London in April 1993.

The centre in Deptford, south-east London, is home to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and is a place for community learning and social research and aims to inspire and motivate young people.

During their visit the royal couple will meet staff and volunteers in the reception before touring the Harris Academy law workshop in the centre’s lecture room and then being shown a display of some of Stephen Lawrence’s architectural work.

The Duke and Duchess will then meet with SLIK (Stephen Lawrence Instils Knowledge) Magazine editors in a computer room.

Later William and Kate will visit Christ Church in Gypsy Hill, south London, to learn about the work of XLP and watch a presentation by young performers who have been through the organisation’s Arts Programme.

XLP is a Christian charity working across seven London boroughs whose staff and volunteers aim to serve the community by meeting the social, educational and behavioural needs of young people, empowering them to make wise lifestyle choices and to realise their potential.

The last event of the day will see the Cambridges visit the XLP mobile recording studio at a housing estate in nearby Sydenham.

Published: Friday 27th March 2015 by The News Editor

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