After 17 years of tireless campaigning, Thomas Coram finally received a Royal Charter from King George II in 1739, enabling him to establish his Foundling Hospital.
From 1741 when the first babies were admitted, to 1954 when the last pupil was placed in foster care, the Foundling Hospital cared for and educated around 25,000 children.
Miss Markle will most probably become HRH the Duchess of Sussex, if Harry is made the Duke of Sussex by the Queen on the morning of his wedding.
The pair were secretly engaged earlier this month, and Harry took Miss Markle to meet his grandmother the Queen for tea at Buckingham Palace in October.
Kate, who is four months pregnant with the couple's third child, looked stunning in a bespoke Jenny Packham crystal-embellished, full-length blue gown.Discussing Monday's happy news, the Duchess said: 'William and I are absolutely thrilled.It's such exciting news.'It's a really happy time for any couple and we wish them all the best and hope they enjoy this happy moment.'Her appearance comes just hours after Meghan Markle hailed her 'wonderful'.Kate burst into fits of giggles when the Duke gamely took part in a comedy skit, obligingly shouting the catch-phrase 'such fun' whenever Hart requested him to from the stage at the London Palladium.Sitting in the royal box under a spotlight, the Duke performed his part enthusiastically while the Duchess dissolved into fits of laughter.
Kate upped her game for today's outing - she has got competition now after all with just as many eyes on stylish Meghan who is set to join the Royal Family.