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Kate Middleton and Prince William visit Gavin & Stacey slot range in Barry Island

What is HEIR cure? Kate Middleton recycles Emilia Wickstead floral dress to visit Gavin & Stacey slot machine halls with Prince William in Barry Island to boost British tourism

  • Kate Middleton and Prince William, both 38, completed two assignments in South Wales on Wednesday
  • Visit to iconic ‘Nessa’s’ arcade on Barry Island and heard about the impact of Covid-19 on the tourism industry
  • The couple traveled to the Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff, where they spoke to staff, residents and relatives
  • The mum of three cut a stylish figure in a £ 1,635 designer dress from Emelia Wickstead
  • It comes just a day after royal first put on a face mask and visited a baby sofa in Sheffield

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Kate Middleton cut a stylish figure in a recycled floral dress when she visited the slot machine hall at Gavin & Stacey in South Wales with Prince William.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 38, made a secret visit to the iconic ‘Nessa’s’ arcade on Barry Island, where they heard from local entrepreneurs about the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry before heading to Shire Hall Care traveled Home in Cardiff where they spoke to staff, residents and their relatives.

On the hit BBC comedy show, Nessa has a series of chores – including working on the slots in the Island Leisure Amusement Arcade, which showcases everything from flashy machines and even a sign outside saying ‘Nessa’s Slots – Come see what happens’. ‘

The visit to Barry Island has come as Welsh companies have begun to reopen their doors to the public as locking measures have started to diminish.

The mum of three looked typically elegant in Emelia Wickstead’s £ 1,635 designer dress, which she complemented with a pair of chic brown wedges.

Kate first wore the pastel blue belted dress with pink floral pattern when she opened her Back to Nature garden at RHS Wisley in Surrey in September 2019.

Kate Middleton, 38, cut a stylish figure in a pastel blue £ 1,635 designer dress from Emelia Wickstead when she joined Prince William to visit Gavin & Stacey's slot machine gallery on Wednesday in South Wales

Kate Middleton, 38, cut a stylish figure in a pastel blue £ 1,635 designer dress from Emelia Wickstead when she joined Prince William to visit Gavin & Stacey’s slot machine gallery on Wednesday in South Wales

Kate, who paired her floral ensemble with brown wedges, first wore the designer dress when she opened her Back to Nature garden at RHS Wisley in Surrey in September 2019. Depicted, with Prince William

Kate, who paired her floral ensemble with brown wedges, first wore the designer dress when she opened her Back to Nature garden at RHS Wisley in Surrey in September 2019. Depicted, with Prince William

Kate, who paired her floral ensemble with brown wedges, first wore the designer dress when she opened her Back to Nature garden at RHS Wisley in Surrey in September 2019. Depicted, with Prince William

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a secret visit to Gavin & Stacey's slot machine in South Wales on Wednesday (photo)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a secret visit to Gavin & Stacey's slot machine in South Wales on Wednesday (photo)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a secret visit to Gavin & Stacey’s slot machine in South Wales on Wednesday (photo)

The Duke and Duchess visited the Island Leisure amusement arcade to meet the owners and staff before opening the arcade to the public again later today, before joining suppliers of some of the other companies based on Barry’s boardwalk in Marco’s Café.

There, they heard about the impact that the closure has had on the businesses during a typically busy period for the resort, which attracted 424,000 visitors in 2019, and the measures they have taken to allow them to reopen in a safe environment .

The Duke and Duchess also visited the beach huts on the east side of the boardwalk installed as part of the £ 6 million regeneration project from the Vale of Glamorgan Council in Barry.

The project also saw the restoration of the boardwalk and shelter, and the installation of new public art and entertainment spaces, a climbing wall, and a water feature.

Then they visited the Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff, where they spoke to some of the house employees, residents and their relatives in the yard of the house.

In May, The Duke and Duchess joined the staff and residents of Shire Hall through a video call and in turn played bingo bubbles for a game at the home cinema as a guest.

Shire Hall offers residential care, nursing and dementia care and is part of Hallmark Care Homes, a family-run care provider with 20 care homes in England and Wales.

During today’s visit, Their Royal Highnesses were able to meet in person some of the staff and residents of the call and hear how the house continued to adapt to the pandemic.

Staff discussed the measures taken to ensure that residents receive safe visits from relatives and friends.

The Duke and Duchess then met with a small number of residents and their relatives who spoke about the challenges of not being able to visit their loved ones at the beginning of the closing, how they kept in touch and how to visit the home now.

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