On Wednesday, Prince William and Kate took a surprise trip to Barry Island, in Wales, the setting for BBC comedy series Gavin and Stacey. They visited the summer resort to hear about pandemic’s effect on the industry and how it’s getting back on its feet.
Elegant as always, Kate rewore a floral dress by Emelia Wickstead combined with a pair of chic tan wedges. The first time we saw her in the dress was when she opened her Back to Nature garden at RHS Wisley in Surrey, September 2019.
During the visit, both Prince William and Kate tried their hands at a claw machine. Although the couple didn’t win any prizes, they didn’t go home empty-handed. Owner Hilary said: We gave them some stuffed toys for their three children.”
Prince William and Kate also met Andrew and Hilary’s grandchildren; Erin Phillips, 5, Holie Case, 5, and Jamie Case, 7, who showed theroyals how the play the games.
Business owner Andrew Phillips said: “We had a chat about Aston Villa and football. I told him I was a Liverpool fan and he congratulated me on the Premier League win.
“We talked about the business, this is the fourth generation since my great grandfather in 1946, and said how important it is to be back open both for us as a business but for people to come and have a fun holiday.
Hilary said: “William asked what James Corden and Ruth Jones and what was their connection to Barry Island. We explained James had an ex-girlfriend from Barry Island and Ruth is a local girl from Cardiff.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also stopped at Shire Hall Care Home in Cardiff; an organization that provides residential, nursing, and dementia care. They reunited with staff, residents who took part in the bingo game William and Kate hosted back in May.