Prince William and Kate Middleton embarked on a day trip to Wales for the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Abergavenny and Blaenavon to celebrate the festival and learn more about the crucial role of the Welsh farming industry within rural communities.
The royals are also using their time in Wales, where they lived for a short time as newlyweds, to learn about local organizations providing support to young people and preserving Welsh history.
Their first stop was at the goat farm in Pant, where they had a tour and discussed the kinds of challenges faced by farmers. Kate wore a dark green utility jacket with a bright red scarf for the visit.
William and Kate then headed to Abergavenny Market, where local farmers’ bounties were on full display.
Next, the couple made an appearance at Blaenavon Hwb, a community center that provides resources to over 600 area youth.
“In line with many towns in the Valley of South Wales, Blaenavon has had to overcome economic difficulties over the last 30 years and the Hwb is playing its part in ensuring that the next generation is able to reach its potential in providing space for alternative education and supporting vulnerable and experienced young people in caregiving,” according to a statement from Kensington Palace.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge commemorated St David’s Day with people from Hwb by taking part in the traditional Welsh cake-making festival.
The Royal Family has also heard of the World Heritage Young Ambassadors Programme. Parts of Blaenavon have been officially recognized as a World Heritage Site, so the work done at Hwb and through this program is essential in informing future generations about the history and culture of the area.
Finally, Prince William and Kate will plant a tree in Blaenavon in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee as part of her Green Canopy initiative. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge changed into a green turtleneck with matching green coat and heeled boots for afternoon engagements.
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