Kate Middleton and Prince William, who have been granted the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales since the death of Elizabeth II, visited the region of the same name – Wales – on Tuesday afternoon. The pair began at a memorable place for both in the north-west of the county – the town of Anglesey – where they lived in 2010, while still newlyweds, after the birth of Prince George. At the time, William was also acting as a search and rescue helicopter pilot for the Royal Air Force.

So, the first thing the Welsh went to the RNLI Holyhead lifeboat station, which is just a few kilometres from their former home. There they met up with local heroes and volunteers. The idea obviously echoes their first visit to the same place – back then, in 2011, ahead of her wedding to William, Kate first performed royal duties and helped launch one of the lifeboats into the water.

HOLYHEAD, WALES – SEPTEMBER 27: (Photo by Paul Ellis – WPA Pool / Getty Images)

Afterwards, Kate and William walked along the promenade to Holyhead seaport before stopping at a coffee bar and chatting to small businesses and the coastguard. Kate looked fresh in a red fitted LK Bennett coat with large gold buttons. She accentuated the striking element of the look with an all-black undershirt of a jumper, chunky creased trousers, elegant Russell & Bromley boats and a Grace Han briefcase bag. 

In the afternoon, the Welsh visited the coastal town of Swansea in the south, where they were greeted by an adorable toddler with a bouquet of delicate pink roses as their official representative. The purpose of the trip was to visit a thriving community centre converted from a church with a food bank and a warehouse of essentials for underprivileged mothers. And Kate has been known to encourage charitable work to support children and their parents in every way possible.