On Tuesday, Prince William and Kate were in South Wales to visit organisations and businesses at the heart of local communities.
Although they were far from home, their three children were never far from their minds.
As a part of their visit, the couple stooped at Joe’s Ice Cream in Mumbles for a sweet treat. While there, Prince William spotted a child reading Julia Donaldson’s Room On The Broom.
He revealed: “I read this to our children all the time.” William also joked that it had saved many bedtimes. The Prince also revealed that when he met the author, he asked her: “I said ‘do you realise how many parents you have saved at bedtime?”.
William added: “David Walliams also does good books for children – for a little bit older children I think. I’ve read one and it was really, really good.”
While William and Kate were in south Wales, George and Charlotte were at school at St Thomas’s Battersea. Meanwhile, their little brother Louis would have stayed at home with nanny Maria.
Of course, Joe’s Ice Cream wasn’t William and Kate’s only stop. Earlier in the day, the couple visited a lifeboat station, where they chatted with crew members about their duties and difficulties they face at sea. The Prince also presented volunteer James Bolter with a medal to mark his 20 years of service.
Later, William and Kate visited Tata Steel in Port Talbot where they met workers and their families.
They finished the day with a visit to Bulldogs boxing club, which helps children who have overcome adverse experiences and mental health issues.
Samantha Fox, project co-ordinator at Bulldog Boxing, praised the couple for making the young members “feel really at ease”. She added: “They were asking the young people about what they do here, asking what activities they take part in. They were really engaging, which is fantastic.”