Kate Middleton will meet crews and civilians involved in Operation Pitting which airlifted 15,000 people out of Kabul as she resumes royal duties tomorrow after her summer break

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  • The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, will visit RAF Breeze Norton tomorrow
  • She will meet military personnel and civilians who helped evacuate Afghans
  • They were all involved in Operation Pitting, which also provided toys to the children.
  • Harry may share new Afghanistan statement amid engagement news

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Kensington Palace has announced that the Duchess of Cambridge will meet with military personnel and civilians who helped expel Afghans from their country.

Kate, 39, will visit RAF Breeze Norton on Wednesday and speak to those who took part in Operation Pitting, which airlifted more than 15,000 people from Kabul during August, including thousands of araps (Afghan Rehabilitation and Assistance Policy). ) applicants and their dependents. .

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Over 850 people arrived at the RAF base in Oxfordshire and were provided with practical assistance such as food, clothing, children’s toys and medical aid while their details were processed.

During her visit, the Duchess – who attended the wedding of her younger brother James in France over the weekend – will meet at Kabul airport with RAF aircrew and medics who supported the evacuation.

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He will also be introduced to civilians and volunteers who set up a repatriation center at RAF Breeze Norton.

The Duchess of Cambridge will visit RAF Breeze Norton on Wednesday to interact with participants in Operation Pitting, which airlifted more than 15,000 people from Kabul during August (pictured on a visit to RAF Arkotiri in Cyprus in December 2018 )

Operation Pitting involved every unit at the military base, with personnel serving with the Royal Navy, the Army, local authorities and aid organizations in Afghanistan and Britain.

Bridge Norton’s entire fleet of RAF transport aircraft flew round the clock to support the evacuation, including a record flight for an RAF C17 Globemaster, carrying 439 passengers out of Kabul.

The aircraft involved in the operation also carried supplies ranging from clothing and baby food for the evacuation.

It comes as a royal expert has warned Prince Harry to be wary of the Afghanistan crisis again if he uses his 37th birthday tomorrow to highlight a charitable initiative.

talking to Ok! magazineRichard Fitzwilliams predicted that it was reasonable to assume he could choose to focus on the refugee crisis in Afghanistan, adding that he would have to ‘be careful not to say anything critical about President Biden’.

Meghan marked her recent 40th birthday with her own effort – the 40×40 project – in which she asked high profile people to commit to giving her 40 minutes of time to support women going back to work said.

And the couple used the occasion of Archie’s second birthday to campaign for vaccine equity and urged fans to donate $5 to ensure access to the jab in low-income countries.

Richard Fitzwilliams believes Harry can launch a charitable initiative on his upcoming 37th birthday - and warns royal to 'watch what he says'

Richard Fitzwilliams believes Harry can launch a charitable initiative on his upcoming 37th birthday – and warns royal to ‘watch what he says’

But Richard Fitzwilliams has advised Harry to be careful amid rising political tensions following the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

“This is a major crisis and it would be a reasonable assumption that any birthday initiative can be linked to Afghanistan and the refugee crisis,” he said.

‘Harry and Meghan see their future in America and Harry will have to see what he has to say about American domestic affairs, especially when it is speculated that Meghan is eyeing a future in politics.’

It comes as Harry and First Lady Jill Biden praised each other’s support for injured veterans during a 30-minute virtual event to celebrate Warrior Games warrior athletes, their families and carers.

Prince Harry thanks the Warriors for their service and says the Warriors Games inspired his Invictus Games

Prince Harry thanks the Warriors for their service and says the Warriors Games inspired his Invictus Games

Jill Biden praised Prince Harry's work with wounded warriors on Monday, even as the first women together for the first time

Jill Biden praised Prince Harry’s work with wounded warriors on Monday, even as the first women together for the first time

During their first show together since becoming First Lady and moving to the United States, Dr. Biden praised Harry, saying: ‘You live by one simple principle – served together.’

And Prince Harry returned the praise, thanking the First Lady for her support of veterans and their families.

‘Thank you for your service and your continued support all these years. It has been wonderful to see you working in different parts of the world which you have got to see so many people not only wearing uniforms but also families. A lot of them wouldn’t be here without you, so thank you,’ he said.

Last month, the couple were criticized for going into the Afghanistan crisis with a ‘word salad’ statement, which they said were ‘speechless’ and feeling ‘multiple layers of pain’.

A warning to Harry to be cautious after a recent YouGov poll that showed his popularity has plummeted - partly due to the poor public response to such statements about Afghanistan

A warning to Harry to be cautious after a recent YouGov poll that showed his popularity has plummeted – partly due to the poor public response to such statements about Afghanistan

The lengthy statement, released via the couple’s crafty Archwell Foundation website, called on followers to support organizations including World Central Kitchen, but failed to say how much they would personally donate or how they would help. description.

Prince Harry’s biographer Angela Levine told FEMAIL: ‘I think the magnificence of Harry and Meghan, the comforting and caring comments about the situation in Afghanistan, the disaster in Haiti and the new COVID variant are just another example of them. Trying to set up some kind of alternate waking royal family. .

‘Like most of his “kind” gestures, there is no indication as to what he will do himself and whether any donations will be made through the Archwell Foundation.

On top of its comments on Afghanistan, YouGov cited the results of his interview with Oprah Winfrey in March, as well as public reactions to their statements surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, for the drop in the couple’s compatibility ratings. Gave.

The couple's highly viewed interview with Oprah Winfrey has also been cited as a reason for the pair's decline in popularity.

The couple’s much-talked-about interview with Oprah Winfrey…

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