How Kate’s First Official Visit To Wales Is A Nod To Princess Diana

Prince William and Kate Middleton, now Prince and Princess of Wales, have made their first visit to Wales with their new titles.

The two royals travelled to Anglesey, an island in Wales, the place where they lived in between 2010 and 2013, as William was a helicopter pilot for the RAF at the time.

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8th, besides the new title of Prince and Princess of Wales, the couple’s roles have also changed, with their responsibilities growing as they step one step closer to the throne in the line of succession.

How Kate’s First Official Visit To Wales Is A Nod To Princess Diana

This visit was important for another reason as well, as Kate marked the end of the royal mourning period, seeing that she wore a red wool coat from LK Bennett with Gold detailing. She also added a Grace Han bag and wore gold earrings from Welsh jewelry brand Spells of Love.

Ever since she became the Princess of Wales, Kate has nodded to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, on multiple occasions through her outfit choices.

During today’s visit, she wore a black collarless coat from Dolce & Gabbana, which was very reminiscent of the black double-breasted coat by Jasper Conran that Diana wore to the service commemorating the 70th anniversary of the armistice at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.

When Diana married Prince Charles, then Prince of Wales, the couple went on a three-day visit to Wales in October 1981.

During the trip, Diana wore a red suit with a black pleated skirt by designer Donald Campbell and a hat by John Boy.

This event marks the first time the couple have stepped out for an official royal engagement following the queen’s death. Before this the whole royal family were in full mourning clothes, which officially ended on Monday.

How Kate’s First Official Visit To Wales Is A Nod To Princess Diana

The mourning period continues for seven days after the state funeral for the royal family, which means that members of the royal household must follow the protocol and wear black or dark clothing.

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