Prince William And Kate Set To Take Part In Historic Tradition This Week
The Palace has announced Prince William and Kate are set to visit south Wales on Tuesday ahead of St David’s Day.
On March 1, they will participate in a long-standing royal tradition by attending the Welsh Guard’s yearly parade.
William will present leeks to the soldiers and friends of the Welsh units as part of the ceremony to commemorate the day, continuing a custom started by the Welsh Guards on the Somme in 1916.
The couple will also visit the headquarters of the Wales Air Ambulance in Llanelli and meet emergency workers, volunteers and supporters and will hear about their recent operations across Wales.
Prior to going to the Wales Air Ambulance charity’s base in Llanelli, their Royal Highnesses will stop by Aberavon Leisure & Fitness Center to learn how sport and exercise can support mental health and wellness.
Last year, Prince William and Kate celebrated the holiday, which honors the patron saint of the country, by visiting the Welsh towns of Abergavenny and Blaenavon.
The royals also used their time in Wales, to learn more about the Welsh agricultural industry’s crucial role within rural communities and learn about local organizations offering support to young people and preserving Welsh history.
Of course, Prince William and Kate will always have a special connection to Wales. In 2011 the couple moved to the island of Anglesey, off the north west coast of Wales, while William served there as an RAF Valley search and rescue pilot.
Speaking at the time of his and Kate’s experience on Anglesey, Prince William said: “This island has been our first home together, and it will always be an immensely special place for us both. Catherine and I look forward to returning again and again over the coming years with our family.
“I know that I speak for Catherine when I say that I have never in my life known somewhere as beautiful and as welcoming as Anglesey.”