The Duchess was known for her engagement to Prince William on Windrash Day.
The day marked June 22, 1948, the anniversary of the Windrash transfer HMT Windrash arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex on the 21st, but did not land until the 22nd. More from the Royal Museum Greenwich.
Many people from the British Commonwealth countries traveled to the UK between 1948 and 1971, encouraged by the 1948 British Nationality Act, which granted citizenship and residence rights to all members of the British Empire.
After coming to the UK, people were often confronted with racism, lack of recognition of their professional skills and very different living conditions.
We celebrate this day to celebrate the British Caribbean communities and to acknowledge the sacrifices and contributions that the Windrash generation and their descendants have made to British society.
Members of the royal family began their ELEVATE tour in Brixton, south London.
The organization “provides learning, enrichment, training and job opportunities for young people aged 18-30 and professional development opportunities for cultural and educational professionals.”
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Members of the royal family were given a warm welcome and introduced to the younger generation of the British-Caribbean community and other expatriates who represent the next generation of British creative talent.
The couple is talking to a workshop participant.
Another view of the Duchess.
The Duchess learned about camera skills.
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Devinia Clark, 22, a painter and visual artist who learned to use the camera during a course, said of Kate: “She wanted to know how to fit it and turn it around.
“I thought, ‘Let’s try and put it on him.’ She was up for it! He did better than me. In an instant it literally slipped out of my hands. I was, ‘Oh my God’ he said it’s really heavy, and your body needs energy on the surface.
Many readers know that there is more to Windrash’s story than the arrival of an HMT empire ship carrying Caribbean immigrants in June 1948. Below, it ships as Essex 74 years ago at the Essex Dock.
There is also the Windrash scandal described here Auxiliary printing press Story.
The Windrash scandal came to light in 2018, when British news media uncovered stories about long-term legal residents from the Caribbean who were mistakenly caught in a Home Office crackdown against illegal immigrants. Thousands have lost their jobs, homes and the right to free medical care, many because they came as children and could not produce documents proving their right to reside in the UK. A few have been detained, and an unknown number have been deported to countries they rarely remember.
The scandal comes from the Windrash Generation of immigrants who came to the UK in response to the government’s call for the people of the entire British Empire to help rebuild the country after World War II.
The second activity of the day was at Waterloo Station, where a new National Windrash Monument was unveiled. More about the monument from the UK government.
Designed by renowned Jamaican artist Basil Watson and distributed with £ 1 million in funding from the Department for Leveling Up, Housing and Community, the monument symbolizes the courage, commitment and resilience of thousands of men, women and children who set out on a journey to the UK. New life from 1948 to 1971.
Below, Basil Watson with the original model of the monument. This Guardian The story notes the artist “… his parents spent part of his childhood in the UK after traveling from Jamaica as part of the Windrash generation.”
Below, you can see the members of the royal family with Baroness Floella Benjamin, who arrived for the unveiling. Windrash Remembrance Committee.
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I am part of the Windrash generation because I came to Britain from Trinidad in 1960 at the age of 10. Many of my childhood experiences in that new culture and incredibly hostile environment were character building. They gave me the tools and strength to be the person I am today.
Below, Barnes is speaking at today’s event.
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“You have to be strong, and that’s what the Windrash Memorial is all about. I want to see such monuments, not just in Waterloo, but across the country, because people from the Caribbean spread across the country, Norwich, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, you name it, they moved there, and they helped rebuild the land.
The Duke spoke on the occasion. We learn more from Simon Perry People Articles
William spoke of the vast spheres of British life shaped by the work and skills of the Windrash generation and their descendants, including trade, manufacturing, sports, science, engineering and fashion.
“It’s something that resonated with Katherine and me after a tour of the Caribbean earlier this year,” he continued. “Our trip was an opportunity to reflect and we learned a lot. Not only the various issues that are most important to the people of this region, but also the importance of the past to the present.
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In a speech to those who gathered for the unveiling, which included Windrash passengers and high-profile members of the black community, William talked about how the nation would be poorer without their efforts and how he and Kate had learned so much about their recent. Caribbean tour.
“Just a few years ago, thousands of people of that generation were deeply wronged by the Windrash scandal. This is precisely echoed here across the Caribbean community in the United Kingdom as well as in many Caribbean countries.
“Therefore, in addition to celebrating the diverse fabrics of our family, our community and our society as a whole – something that the Windrash generation has contributed so much – it is important to acknowledge the future they seek and deserve.” Happen.
In a social media post, Kensington Palace noted, “We know without question that the Windrash generation has enriched our culture, strengthened our services, and made our countrymen safer. Without you all, Britain would not be what it is today.”
At the end of the speech, a new monument was unveiled.
Two Windrash passengers, Alford Gardner and John Richards, assisted in unveiling the statue. Below, the Duchess is talking to Mr. Richards.
A group shot.
And here you see Michael Gove (L), the British Secretary of State for Leveling Up, Housing and Community, talking to Mr. Gardner.
Mr. Gardner and the Monument.
The Duchess is chatting with some kids at Waterloo Station.
Now look at what Kate wore for the day’s busyness.
It looks like he brought back the white Alexander McQueen blazer he wore to Jamaica during the Caribbean tour, and probably the trousers he wore during the trip when the couple left Belize. (I don’t know who made the top worn under the jacket.)
The Duchess carried her amberly crossbody bag by Mulberry.
The Duchess wore earrings we had never seen before, the Florence style of chalk (£ 70, about $ 86). Walnut and acrylic pendants are part of a collection inspired by “the ornate details and geometry found in the auditorium ceiling of the main stage of the Royal Opera House”.
Chuck is a London-based jewelry studio founded by Malaika Carr, a practicing architect. Below is the artist / architect in his studio. Many thanks to Christine Contino, Jar Page Six style The article has more about earrings and designer.
Another quick note: The Duke and Duchess released a photo over the weekend to mark Father’s Day. It was taken last autumn when the family was in Jordan an unnamed person (the Duchess did not take the picture).
Many will recognize the children wearing the same style as seen in the family’s 2021 Christmas card picture and Prince William.
With Thanks to Georgie’s Mum2 For an amazing ID, it looks like the Duchess was wearing a dress on the edge of C NY.
At Poshmark’s resale site Poshmark, the dress is described as featuring “… crochet tassels / pompoms, three-quarter long sleeves with cuff and button details, waistband, V-neck, embroidered details, button front and hidden pockets!”
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Spend an afternoon in downtown New York and chances are you’ll see countless women wearing the New York-based contemporary label, Sea. Interestingly, unless you know or buy their clothes from one of their many retail partners – think Net-a-Porter, Barnes, Shopbop and Harvey Nichols – there’s a huge opportunity you’ve never heard of before. Since the brand’s inception, co-founder and longtime friend Shawn Monahan and Monica Paulini have moved away from associating with celebrities, never showing up at Fashion Week or collaborating or advertising in court.
See you tomorrow at Cambridgeshire County Day!
Today’s final note is a mild reminder of the Duchess’s policy on dress prices: “While I welcome comments about the price of a particular dress (” it doesn’t look like $ 900 to me “), it’s a general discussion of Kate’s dress prices; An issue that often turns into conversations / debates of a political nature, the role of the monarchy and other issues. ” I am responsible for approving comments and have published many over the last few months; They seemed to be a relevant contribution, especially during the tour. It was my fault, not someone else’s, because we now have comments on the price of specific items and the overall cost of clothing in each post. I will return to the strict application of the policy and apologize for the confusion and / or permission.