Prince William and Kate Visit Wales for the First Time Since Earning Their New Titles

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Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Wales today, for the first time since becoming the prince and princess of Wales.

Per a Kensington Palace press release, the pair are hoping to "meet different communities across the nation and learn about the work of key charitable organisations."

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Wales holds a special place in the hearts of both the Kate and William; it is where King Charles III and the late Princess Diana brought William for his first official engagement, when he was just eight, and where William and Kate had their first home as newlyweds, as the prince worked as a search and rescue pilot in the area.

Anglesey, in Wales, was also the home of the couple's first child, Prince George, and it's where they chose to bring Prince George and Princess Charlotte over the Jubilee weekend.

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For the visit today, Kate wore a sophisticated red coat with gold buttons over a black top, silky black wide-leg pants, and a matching pair of pointed-toe heels and a bag. William, meanwhile, wore a sleek navy suit and tie over a light blue dress shirt and black shoes.

They will visit Anglesey and the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station in Holyhead, where they will meet crew, volunteers and some of those who have been supported by their local unit. They will also meet locals and representatives of small businesses and organizations, including the Coastguard and Sea Cadets.

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The prince and princess of Wales will later visit St. Thomas Church, a re-developed church in Swansea which supports locals through food banks and other initiatives. There, the royals will meet church volunteers and spend time with members of the public gathered outside the church.

Kate has previously worked with Baby Banks, and in the summer of 2020 brought together 19 British brands and retailers to donate over 10,000 new items to more than 40 baby banks nationwide.

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Kate and William are set to return to Wales before Christmas.

The pair were given the titles of prince and princess of Wales by King Charles III earlier this month, following Queen Elizabeth II's death. The title of prince of Wales previously belonged to Charles, while the title of the princess of Wales once belonged to Princess Diana.

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