On Tuesday, Prince William and Kate visited Wales for the first time as the Prince and Princess of Wales.
The pair visited several areas around the country to learn about the work of important philanthropic organizations. They first flew to Anglesey to meet with crew and volunteers at the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station, one of the oldest lifeboat stations on the Welsh coast, and then to Swansea to see St. Thomas Church, a renovated church that supports residents and serves as a community centre.
Their visit to Wales was the first since King Charles III declared earlier this month that, after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, they would be known as the Prince and Princess of Wales.
They are the first pair to bear the titles since Charles and the late Princess Diana used them after their divorce in 1996.
According to Kensington Palace, William and Kate share a strong affinity for Wales. The couple established their first family home on Anglesey, where they spent their first months as parents, making Wales Prince George’s first home. Wales was also the location of William’s first engagement as a young lad.
When William was preparing to become a helicopter pilot with the Royal Air Force’s Search and Rescue Force, he graduated from the Search and Rescue Training Unit at RAF Valley in Anglesey.
Wales is also the surname of the couple’s 3 kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.