William and Kate Set Up Court at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Now that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Kate Middleton) have officially moved into their new residence at Kensington Palace – Apartment 1A – they are really digging in for the long haul.

Kensington Palace

Now that they’ve officially moved in, their next step is to establish their court. Prior to their move it was announced that the offices of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry had moved officially from Clarence House to Kensington Palace, and that all official announcements regarding the three would now come from there. So, that takes care of things from a business and operational standpoint, but The Cambridges are eager to put their stamp on the monarchy, and set the stage for what the future will hold.

And what better way to do it, than by throwing a few glittering receptions and parties?

It’s being reported that The Duke and Duchess also plan to make use of the State Apartments, which are currently open to the public. The theory is that while they will entertain small groups of guests in their own apartment, larger gatherings will be held in the State Apartments, rather than moving the entire affair to Buckingham Palace.

The first such event on the agenda for the couple is a  £60,000 per table gala for 100 Women in Hedge Funds. The organization counts both The Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry among its patrons, and the gala will benefit Action for Addiction, which is one of Kate’s most beloved charities.

The Cambridges are also said to be planning a “Winter Wonderland” themed party for November 26, which will take place at Kensington Palace and will feature Bon Jovi as a performer. This particular event is said to benefit Centrepoint, which is one of Prince William’s charities, and one that Princess Diana took great interest in during her lifetime.

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