The Cambridges in South Wales
UNITED KINGDOM

THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDE VISIT WALES

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived on a royal visit to Wales on February 4, 2020. The aim of the visit was celebrate businesses and local communities in The Mumbles and Port Talbot.



Visit the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Mumbles Lifeboat Station

Their Royal Highnesses start the day visiting the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Mumbles Lifeboat station in Mumbles Pier in Swansea.

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The Royal Couple boarded the lifeboat and spoke to crew members about their work in providing 24-hour rescue services along the coast.

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Lifeboat crews at The Mumbles have been saving lives for over 180 years and have been presented with 33 awards for gallantry.

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Prince William presented a long service award to crew member James Bolter for 20 years of service.

Their Royal Highnesses also meet volunteers before watching the Mumbles Lifeboat launch as part of a training exercise.

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The Lifeboat at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Mumbles Lifeboat station, which is one of Wales busiest lifeboat stations.

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Meet Members of the Public

After visiting the RNLI Mumbles Lifeboat station, Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge met with members of the public on the Mumbles seafront.

School children were out in force with flags and homemade daffodil bookmarks.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge high fives children.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked excited to meet Harvey Bentley, 90, and got William to come and say hello too.

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Visit Joe’s Ice Cream Parlour

Afterwards, They visit Joe’s Ice Cream Parlour for a chat with parents about living in Mumbles and The Duchess of Cambridge’s ‘5 Big Questions on the Under Fives’ survey.

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The Duke of Cambridge during a visit to Joe’s Ice Cream Parlour in Mumbles, near Swansea in south Wales.

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The Duchess of Cambridge launched a landmark survey ‘5 Big Questions on the Under Fives’ on the 21st January which aims to spark a UK-wide conversation on raising the next generation.

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Despite the chilly weather, The Duke and The Duchess enjoyed an ice cream from the family-run business.

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Visit Tata Steel in Port Talbot

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Tata Steel in Port Talbot – the Unites Kingdom’s largest steel plant.

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Their Royal Highnesses join a discussion with company directors and trade unions before spending time with workers in the plant’s Hot Strip Mill, and in its Training Academy.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gesture with Works Manager Carl Banfield, as they visit the control centre at Tata Steel.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speak with employees at the training centre.

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Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge react, holding dragon toys they received for their children, after their visit to Tata Steel.

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Visit Bulldogs Development Centre

For their final engagement of the day, Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge visited Bulldogs Developement Center.

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Bulldogs boxing club helps support young people in the community who have been affected by adverse childhood experiences and mental health issues. The club has so far helped support over 1500 young people

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They joined children and young people participating in different fitness and teamwork activities, before meeting a group of volunteers who help deliver the programmes.

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Royal Fashion: Duchess of Cambridge

For her visit to South Wales, The Duchess of Cambridge debuted a new navy coat by Hobbs London called the Bianca Maxi Coat. The Duchess paired the coat with a bright ribbed jumper red dress with puffed sleeves from Zara with black belt.

She also wore Shibani Scarf in red and ecru from Beulah London and Stuart Weitzman Half N Half boots.

The Duchess carried her Mulberry Darley croc-embossed leather crossbody bag, using it as a clutch.

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Mulberry Darley croc-embossed leather crossbody bag, as a clutch.

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For accessories, she wore her Asprey London Oak Leaf Small Hoop Earrings and her Daniella Draper Personalised Gold Midnight Moon Engraved Necklace with her children’s initials.

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