The Prince and Princess of Wales are in Wales today and tomorrow ahead of the next week’s Coronation ceremony of King Charles III. The Royal couple is making their second official visit to Wales this year. Prince William became the Prince of Wales in September 2022 and at that time Kensington Palace said,
“The Prince and Princess of Wales are focussed on deepening the trust and respect of the people of Wales over time. They will approach their roles in the modest and humble way they’ve approached their work previously. The new Princess of Wales appreciates the history associated with this role but will understandably want to look to the future as she creates her own path.”
The First stop of the day was Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team headquarters in Merthyr Tydfil. The Prince of Wales is the patron of Mountain Rescue of England and Wales. The Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team is run by volunteers and keeping the people in Mid and South Wales safe since 1963 while being available 24/7. It covers the central area of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park that has Pen Y Fan – the highest point of Southern Britain.
The Prince of Wales – Patron of Mountain Rescue England and Wales – and The Princess of Wales are spending the afternoon with the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team.
A volunteer-run team, it has been working to keep the communities of Mid and South Wales safe since 1963. pic.twitter.com/X2fSCYwd3p
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) April 27, 2023
During their visit, William and Catherine met with the volunteers and learnt about various training activities of the team i.e. abseiling, medical support exercises, and a search dog rescue demonstration. Prince William is not unknown to the search and rescue operations as he himself was the RAF Pilot with its Search and Rescue team.
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Diolch am ein croesawu i rannu diod a chael sgwrs am fywyd yn y gymuned yma yn Nowlais! pic.twitter.com/qEKWH7sL1d
— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) April 27, 2023
After the mountain exercises, The Royal couple bought pizzas for the rescue team as a thank-you for showing them the ropes around the valley.
Time for a few selfies with the public. There was a time when the Media used to say Selfies are against Protocol. Well, it was never dictated by the Palace as so. Just that Queen Elizabeth II was very old by the time selfies became popular and The Queen was just not very keen on them.
What The Princess of Wales wore on Day 1 of Wales’s visit in April 2023
- Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Women’s Jacket
- Keela Women’s Hydron Softshell Jacket
- Holland Cooper Astoria Fern Green Knit
- G-Star High G-Shape Cargo Skinny Pants
- Berghaus Supalite II Gortex Boots
- Accessorize Pearl and Disc Hoop Earrings
- ASOS Tie Dye Baseball Cap in Grey
The Princess of Wales was wearing Mountain Equipment Kongur MRT Women’s Jacket. Thanks to duchess_of_south_carolina on Instagram via Middleton Maven for the id.
Later on, Catherine changed the jacket with Keela Women’s Hydron Softshell Jacket. Thanks to Middleton Maven for the id.
After the hike, The Princess of Wales was wearing Barbour by Alexa Chung Edith Jacket,
Another new element of the look was the sold-out G-Star High G-Shape Cargo Skinny Pants. Thanks to UfoNoMore for the id.
She was wearing her Berghaus Supalite II Gortex Boots.
It seems the Princess of Wales was wearing her Accessorize Pearl and Disc Hoop Earrings