Prince William talked about the strange activities he and Kate, along with their children, George, Charlotte And Louis, took part in while visiting Wales for a Six Nations match.
The Duke of Cambridge revealed what his family was up to during the two eldest children’s half term. Him, along with his wife Kate and their three children spent their week lambing, an activity Princess Charlotte took some time to warm up to.
Prince William was visiting Wales for a Six Nations match when he spoke how he and Kate Middleton took the children lambing for the week. He explained how Prince George was “straight in there”, while his sister Charlotte “wasn’t sure at first”. He also mentions the youngest of the bunch, Prince Louis, saying that he “loved the tractors” on the excursion.
While there, Prince William, patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, he spoke with injured players before joining almost 74,000 fans at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff for Wales v France.
Before the match started, the Prince praised the Welsh captain Alun Wyn Jones, telling those supported by the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust: “The man is a legend”.
One of the people William talked with was Rhian Roberts, 34, one of the 33 people supported by the trust. Mrs Roberts, a primary school teacher, told William she had married into a dairy family in West Wales. She has received support from the trust ever since the suffered damage to her neck during a tackle in March 2018.
“We’ve been lambing with the children this week,” William told Mrs Roberts, who played with club Y Piod Pinc for two seasons.
“Charlotte wasn’t sure at first but George was straight in there. Louis loves the tractors.
“They love seeing the lambs and feeding the lambs. Dairy farming – you are all seriously tough.”
Mrs Roberts, who met Prince William for the first time, was impressed at how “down to earth” the Prince was and how he had a real interest in farming.
“We were talking about the land where he was and the land where we are, which is a mining area,” she said.
“He said they’ve been lambing this week up in Norfolk. They want the children to see the country way of life as well as the city way of life.”
Mrs Roberts joined the trust last year, and she describes the trust as if she had “gained an extra family” through it. The trust, of which Prince William is a patron, was created back in 1972 with the goal of helping people with all kinds of areas, such as education, social or sporting objectives. The principal aim is to provide support for those who have suffered injuries while playing in Wales, as well as their family.
William also met with Simon Hart, the Secretary of State for Wales, and asked him whether he had been with his father Prince Charles on Friday.
Prince Charles also visited Wales recently, going to Pontypridd where he met with residents and businesses affected by the flooding caused by Storm Dennis. The river levels rose to record heights, leaving more than 80 businesses flooded in the town centre. Across the county of Rhondda Cynon Taf, more than 1,000 properties both residential and commercial, have been damaged.
For this, the Welsh Rugby Union had 60 buckets for fans to make donations to those affected by the floods and has pledged 100,000 pounds to support clubs. The staff have also volunteered to help with the clear-up operations all over the country,
The union will also take steps to help with all the equipment lost in the flooding, as well as providing specialist expertise with recovering and maintaining damaged pitches.
Martyn Phillips, group chief executive of the Welsh Rugby Union, speaking ahead of the match, said: “These are exceptional circumstances and we have therefore decided to allocate dedicated funds and resources to help out rugby clubs in need in communities throughout the country.
“There is money put aside for emergencies such as these and we will take great care to ensure that we target both money and resources in the right areas so that we are helping those who need it most.”