Kate Middleton opted for a red Spencer coat from LK Bennett’s ‘Spencer’ when she and Prince William first visited Wales as Prince and Princess of Wales.
The mum of three, 40, whose late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, was born Diana Spencer, looked sensational in the £599 coat, which sported gold button detailing, as she arrived in Anglesey for a whirlwind visit to the nation today.
She kept her outfit simple and paired the statement jacket with high-waisted flared pants and a matching black top. Adding a touch of glitter to her ensemble, she also wore ‘Alia Hoops’ from the £79 Welsh brand Spells of Love in 18kt recycled gold.
William and Kate will first visit the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station in Anglesey and meet the crew and volunteers before heading to Swansea in South West Wales. The visit comes as the royal family has concluded their mourning period for the queen.
Kate Middleton opted for a red ‘Spencer’ coat from LK Bennett’s when she and Prince William first visited Wales as Prince and Princess of Wales
The mum of three, 40, looked sensational in the £599 coat, which sported gold button detailing, as she arrived in Anglesey today for a whirlwind visit to the nation
She kept her outfit simple and paired the statement jacket with high-waisted flared pants and a matching black top. Adding a touch of glitter to her ensemble, she also wore ‘Alia Hoops’ from £79 Welsh brand Spells of Love in 18kt recycled gold
The Princess of Wales looked in her element in the fitted jacket, which comes from the designer’s Conscious collection and is made by Manteco – the leading textile company for sustainability and quality fabrics.
She paired it with high-waisted flared trousers with a sleek black leather belt and a boat neck top, adding a touch of bling with chunky gold hoop earrings from Welsh brand Spells of Love, which she favored in the past. .
Kate looked relaxed at the event, where she wore natural makeup with a hint of bronzer and mascara, a sculpted forehead and a pink lip.
Kate and Prince William were made Prince and Princess of Wales by King Charles III on September 9, a title reserved for the monarch’s heir apparent.
Kate and Prince William were made Prince and Princess of Wales by King Charles III on September 9, a title reserved for the monarch’s heir apparent
Both the Prince and Princess of Wales crouched down to talk to a little boy who welcomed them with flowers when they arrived this afternoon
The Prince and Princess of Wales will visit their home in Anglesey on their first trip to the country since earning their title.
William and Kate will travel across Wales today, first visiting Holyhead in Anglesey, North Wales, and then traveling to Swansea in South West Wales.
Following King Charles’ announcement on 9 September that William and Kate were to become Prince and Princess of Wales, the royal couple had promised to visit as soon as possible after the Queen’s death, as a way of “instilling the trust and respect increase’ that they had. have with the people of Wales.
While in Holyhead, they will visit the local RNLI Lifeboat Station where they will meet the crew, volunteers and some of the people previously rescued by the team.
It is one of the oldest lifeboat stations on the coast of Wales and over the years members have received a total of 70 awards for gallantry.
The Prince and Princess of Wales will then stroll to the Holyhead Marine and Cafe Bar where they will meet people from local small businesses and organizations including the Coast Guard and sea cadets.
Holyhead is just half an hour’s drive from the four-bedroom farmhouse that the Prince and Princess rented as honeymooners on the Isle of Anglesey, or Ynys Mon, between 2010 and 2013, when William was a helicopter pilot with the RAF.
The royal couple, who are parents to three children, seemed very touched by the attention of the young royal fan who brought them roses
The Princess of Wales looked in excellent shape today and was all smiles as she spoke to the mayor of Holyhead in North West Wales
The fact that they made their first home together in Wales is one of the reasons they say they have such a ‘deep affection’ for the country. It is also where they raised their oldest child, Prince George, for the first few months of his life.
William’s first royal engagement, aged eight, was in the Welsh capital of Cardiff to his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
After leaving Holyhead, the royal couple travel to St Thomas Church in Swansea, which has been transformed into a community center over the past two years.
The church now provides essential services to hundreds of people in the city, such as a not-for-profit café and facilities for the homeless, including food, showers and toilets.
William and Kate will have the opportunity to meet volunteers working in the church’s food bank and the Swansea Baby Basics initiative, which distribute essential items such as toiletries and clothing to vulnerable mothers.
Having worked with baby banks before, Kate brought together 19 UK brands and retailers in 2020 to donate over 10,000 new items to more than 40 such banks across the country.
Both the princess and William will spend some time meeting members of the public who have gathered outside the church.
Prince William watches as his wife Catherine, Princess of Wales, is presented with a bouquet of flowers by four-year-old Theo Crompton during their visit to the RNLI
The Princess of Wales receives a bouquet of flowers during a visit to the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station in Holyhead, Wales
The Princess of Wales arrives to visit the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station, in Holyhead, Wales, where they meet with the Prince of Wales the crew, volunteers and some of those supported by their local unit
The Princess of Wales arrives for a visit to the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station, in Holyhead, Wales, where they meet with the Prince of Wales the crew, volunteers and some of those supported by their local unit
The couple’s last official visit to Wales was in June as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Cardiff Castle, where rehearsals for the Platinum Jubilee concert took place.
It was Prince George and his sister Princess Charlotte’s first official outing in the country and the family was greeted by hundreds of benefactors. The siblings will not be with their parents on Tuesday as they are both at school.
William and Kate will now visit Wales more often as part of their roles as Prince and Princess, and are expected to return to the country before Christmas. However, sources close to the couple have confirmed that there are still no plans for an inauguration ceremony.
If an investiture does take place, it is unlikely to reflect the magnitude of the ceremony held for the then Prince Charles at Caernarfon Castle in 1969, with William and Kate thinking they wanted a quieter event.
A spokesman for the Prince and Princess said: “At the moment they are focused on deepening the trust and respect they have with the people of Wales over time.”
William and Kate have said they want to use their position to advocate for the people of Wales and show the country to the world.
In a statement, they said they would “do their part to support the aspirations of the Welsh people and highlight both the challenges and opportunities ahead.”
The royal couple added that they would serve as Prince and Princess of Wales “with humility and great respect”.
The move to make them Prince and Princess of Wales after the Queen’s death has sparked some controversy, and a petition calling on the British monarchy to end the use of the title has so far garnered more than 35,000 signatures. .