It’s only fitting that the most iconic taken of the pair was from one of their final engagements. In a shot by royal photographer, Samir Hussein, the Duke and Duchess were all smiles as they made their way into the Endeavour Fund Awards. Months earlier, the royal couple made the tough decision to step away from being senior royals.
“It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.
“We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks.”