The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have had an eventful start to 2022, Prince William made his first official visit to Dubai, while Kate visited Denmark, before travelling together to Wales to honour St David’s Day.
During their royal walk in the Welsh town of Abergavenny this Tuesday they received a question from local Liz Brewer: “How are the children?”
The prince went on to reveal a heartwarming tradition that he and Kate share with their three little royals – eight-year-old Prince George, six-year-old Princess Charlotte and three-year-old Prince Louis – before they leave to attend to their royal duties.
“The children are very well, thank you,” replied William, before continuing on to share: “They are always asking us where we are going, and we show them where we are on the map.”
Later on, William added that there has been a “bit of rivalry in their family” after Kate’s appointment as the patron of England’s Rugby Football League and the Rugby Football Union. William has been the patron of the Welsh Rugby Union since 2016 and they recently attended a game together, bringing along young George.
Brewer and a friend had been stationed outside Abergavenny Market with hopes of meeting the royal couple.
“I told them that we’d been here for two hours, but it was worth it,” said Brewer, not forgetting to mention that Kate had thanked her.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had lived in Wales during their first few years as a married couple, and according to witnesses were clearly happy to be back and celebrating the country’s national celebration this Tuesday.
“She was saying how much she loved the lovely soft Welsh blankets,” said Kingsley Jones, a resident of nearby Monmouth. “I told her that the modern ones are soft compared to the course older ones we used to have.”
“They are lovely people, and there was no rush as they walked along talking to people, showing an interest in people and the town,” added Jones.
During their outing in Abergavenny William told the crowd of their previous destination Pent Farm, a local goat farm, saying with a laugh that “a goat bit [his] finger.”
The royal couple headed to Blaenavon to visit the BlaenavonHwb, a community-focused youth centre aimed at supporting young locals.