Kate Middleton’s next engagement has been announced by the Kensington Palace on Thursday. She will attend a special dinner to celebrate the 40th anniversary of SportsAid at her London home in Kensington Palace on June 9. The British royal has been the patron of the charity since 2013.  

The special dinner is being held to showcase the work of the charity. SportsAid provides financial support and recognition to the new generation of Olympians and Paralympians in the early stages of their careers. Athletes, select guests and partners will be invited to attend the exclusive event at Kensington Palace.

“As Patron, I would like to wish SportsAid a very happy 40th birthday, and offer my best wishes to everyone who has played a part in their success. Thank you to those who have, and are, supporting SportsAid,” Kate wrote in a letter to the charity in April. She praised their contribution to British sport, adding their efforts made a big difference to young people and their families.

The 34-year-old royal also talked about the impact SportsAid had over on the success of British sport over the last 40 years. The printed letter that was sent to the charity was simply signed as Catherine. The last engagement Kate carried out at Sports Aid was in November 2014, when she was pregnant with Princess Charlotte.  

Kate has been a patron of Sports Aid since 2013. She was appointed as the patron of the charity due to her interest and involvement during the London Olympics 2012. The mother-of-two has carried out several engagements in the past to show her support to SportsAid.