Prince William and Kate Middleton went to Wales for the first time since getting their new titles

Kate Middleton and Prince William wave.
The Prince and Princess of Wales visited Wales on Tuesday.WPA Pool / Pool / Getty Images
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Wales on Tuesday.
  • The trip marks their first visit to the country as the Prince and Princess of Wales.
  • Kate Middleton is the first Princess of Wales since Princess Diana.

Prince William and Kate Middleton stepped into their roles as Prince and Princess of Wales on Tuesday.

Following his ascension to the throne, King Charles III named Prince William the Prince of Wales, which was a title he held for decades.

He also announced his daughter-in-law Kate would be the Princess of Wales. No one has held the title since Princess Diana.

And on Tuesday, William and Kate made their first public appearance in Wales since they gained their new titles.

Kate Middleton and Prince William walk down a street.
The couple lived in Wales in the early years of their marriage.Samir Hussein / Contributor / Getty Images

The couple first visited Anglesey, Wales, where they lived for the first three years of their marriage, which is part of the reason they “have a deep affection for Wales,” according to a press release from Kensington Palace.

During the visit, the pair met with members of the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station, and they were greeted by a young boy holding a bouquet of flowers.

He and Kate looked delighted to meet each other.

Kate Middleton and a little boy holding flowers smile at each other as Prince William walks towards them.
The Princess of Wales.WPA Pool / Pool / Getty Images

The couple also made an appearance at St. Thomas Church in Swansea, Wales, which offers a food bank, shelter, training kitchen, and other community services.

“Their Royal Highnesses are looking forward to spending more time in Wales over the coming months and years, taking the time to strengthen their relationship with communities in all parts of Wales,” Kensington Palace said in a press release.

And in an Instagram post about the trip, William and Kate nodded to the Welsh culture.

“Diolch Anglesey,” the post read, which translates to “Thanks Anglesey.”

The couple added: “What a welcome, it’s great to be back.”

The king said he was “proud” to make William the Prince of Wales when he announced his new title.

“With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conservations, helping to bring the marginal to the center ground, where vital help can be given,” the king went on to say.

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