The Duchess Brings Back Some Old Favorites for Wales Engagements

October 9, 2021 By Moonlight 0

The Duchess was in casual separates for today’s see to Wales. 

Kate as well as William were back in their old stomping grounds for a number of engagements. Their very first stop was at the Caernarfon Coastguard Search as well as Rescue Helicopter Base. more from Hello!

Caenarfon, located on the north Welsh coast, is just across from the island of Anglesey, which is extremely familiar area for William as well as Kate. The couple lived there from 2010 up until their return to London in 2013. before they moved to London, William said he as well as his other half would miss their very first marital house “terribly.” He continued: “I understand that I speak for Catherine when I state I have never in my life known somewhere as lovely as well as as welcoming as Anglesey.”

Kate being welcomed.

Back to the Hello! story:

Kate as well as William were in Caernarfon to satisfy with the regional coastguard as well as see the helicopter rescue base. They got a special tour of the coastguard’s new helicopters as well as then spoke with very first responders about the mental health and wellness challenges they face.

William saw co-workers from the Search as well as Rescue team that he worked with when he was based at RAF Valley. more from a BBC story:

Richard Taylor, who worked with Prince William at RAF Valley, said: “It was a genuine honour as well as a privilege, the time we got to spend working with him at Valley.

“We got rather close with him which not everybody gets in life so we were extremely fortunate. absolutely lovely couple as well, so to see them once again today – I understand they were both keen to come back as well as have a look at what we do now as well as see some old faces.

“I believe he might have spent hours talking about it as well as reminiscing on the past to be honest, if he’d had the time.”

The pair met volunteers with Wales Air Ambulance as well as spent time speaking with household members as well.  

Kate truly enjoyed this little one.

The Duke as well as Duchess then traveled to Anglesey where they visited Halen Môn Anglesey Sea Salt. 

The regional business has been operating for over two decades as well as won the Queen’s Awards for Sustainability in 2017. They learned about the salt-making process during today’s visit. 

Kate as well as William’s final stop today was Newborough Beach.

Where they connected with a group of Scouts.

More from The everyday Post’s story by Mari Jones.

The Duke as well as Duchess met with members of the 1st Menai Bridge Scout group on the beach at Llanddwyn in what was described by one of the group’s leaders as a “reunion of friends”.

The Duchess volunteered with the group when she lived on Anglesey, as well as asked to satisfy with them during the royal couple’s see to the island.

Sue Hesketh, the group’s Cub leader, said: “She said exactly how nice it was to see us again, as well as exactly how happy she was that we were still included in scouting.

More from the Mari Jones piece.

Christopher Hughes, 16, remembered the Duchess helping with the group when he was just nine years old, as well as was reintroduced today to the future queen. Speaking about her work with the group in the past, he said: “We didn’t understand who she was at first, however we were told she was important.

Malcolm Rogers, a Scout leader, said: “It was a reunion of friends today. It was so lovely to see the Duchess again. “She truly got stuck in with us as well as the children and, when we had a James Bond-themed party, she made a extremely appealing miss Moneypenny.

The Royals likewise met regional main institution students as well as worked on a beach clean-up with them.

The job was organized by Surfers against Sewage, a marine conservation group, as well as the Isle of Anglesey region Council. 

Kensington Palace reports that “…in April Anglesey became the very first region in the UK to be awarded Plastic free Communities condition by the group, in recognition of its work to reduce the effect of single-use plastic on the atmosphere with its the ‘Plastic free Anglesey’ campaign.”

A video of Kate with some of the children.

The Duchess relaxing with one of the volunteers. 

One more picture from today’s beach visit. 

Now for our look at what Kate wore, beginning with her very first outfit. 

She was in the philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini blazer we very first saw in February 2017.  From the a/w 2017 collection, the garment is made of a rayon/wool blend as well as features traditional double-breasted styling. style elements include front patch pockets, peaklapels, front darts, a center back vent, as well as embossed shank buttons. Below, the piece on Kate in 2017 as well as once again today. 

Today’s trip brought the return of a pair of boots that were when part of the regular footwear rotation.  We’re talking about the Aquatalia ‘Rhumba’ platform boots, not seen on Kate for some time. The style is made of weatherproofed stretch suede with a 3.4″ stacked heel (the platform is almost an inch, so the walking height is said to be 2.6″); the boots likewise function Aquatalia’s slip-resistant rubber sole. We show the original style below left as well as the present version on the right ($695), although the contemporary style is not identical to Kate’s pair. 

The Duchess carried her Aspinal Midi Mayfair bag ($645).

The bag is done in a distinctive croc print, has a detachable strap as well as the brand’s signature lock closure on the front. The bag measures 6.2″ x 8″ x 3.5″ deep. We show it at Aspinal of London; it is also available at Orchard Mile in the US where it is likewise $645. The bargain cost seems to be at Selfridges, where the bag is $540.

Kate’s hair was in a ponytail.

And she wore her Kiki McDonough Citrine Drops.

Now for Kate’s second outfit.

She was in a new jacket (at least to us), the Wax Parka by Troy London ($470) in the navy colorway.

The jacket is described as lightweight, made of 100% cotton with a dry wax finish. It features several pockets, a cinched waist, as well as hood.  Our thanks to Middleton Maven for her speedy jacket ID. Kate likewise owns the piece in a khaki color. 

If you look at the collar area it appears the Duchess was wearing her Barbour Longshore Quilted Padded Jacket (£160) beneath the parka.

That is a piece we very first saw during the Northern Ireland see in February.

Described as providing lightweight warmth on cooler days, the piece is still offered in restricted sizes at Next and likewise at Outdoor & Country. Kate likewise wore her Penelope Chilvers boots.

For all the details on today’s introduction of infant Sussex to the world, pop over to What Meghan Wore!


This very first video runs about :45.

The second video is approximately 3 minutes, all of it from the beach visit.


Click the Halen Môn Anglesey Sea Salt link to see the company’s website; its Facebook page is right here as well as Twitter feed here

The RAF Valley website is here;

The Anglesey region Council site is here; a Facebook page is here; Twitter feed here; Instagram page here