The Duchess of Cambridge had a sweet reunion with her old primary school teachers today for the first time in 20 years. On Tuesday, Duchess Kate and Prince William visited Wales for a day of engagements.
Outside Joe’s Ice Cream parlour in the Mumbles, Kate was surprised by two special people from her past. She bumped into Denise Evans-Alford and Kevin Alford, who taught Kate, Pippa and James Middleton at St Andrew’s prep school in Pangbourne, Berkshire.
The teachers travelled from their home in Carmathenshire to see again their former pupil.
Duchess Kate hugged her teachers and told them: “I want to instil in my children what I learned at St Andrews.”
Denise taught was Kate’s netball coach, while her husband Kevin taught her French and German.
Denise said: “She hasn’t changed at all you can tell Pippa and James are wonderful too.
“I’ve been waiting 20 years for this.”
Kevin said: “We saw her once when she came back to school, when she was 14, and we haven’t seen her since. Obviously, we’ve been following her career. She was in such a wonderful class of girls and they got on so well together.”
While at Joe’s Ice Cream Parlour, Prince William and Kate met with a group of local parents and caregivers and discussed about life in the area.
The Prince chose a vanilla cone with chocolate sprinkles, while the Duchess had a vanilla ice cream in a cup with a wafer.
“I am a chocolate man, you see, but I’ll try both,” he said. He was then given a small cup of chocolate.
Asked if his children liked ice cream, William said: “They do, some more than others.”
For their Wales visit today, the royal couple paid tribute to Wales’ flag by wearing and green. Duchess Kate wore a red dress by Zara underneath a navy coat by Hobbs London, along with a red-and-white scarf.
Prince William opted for navy blazer and a green jumper.