William and Catherine visit Wales
To help celebrate St. David's Day, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Wales for the day where they fed goats, made Welsh cakes and planted a tree. The pair managed three stops on their day visit, and their first stop of the day was Pant Farm.
Pant Farm is a goat farm providing milk to local cheese producers for nearly 20 years. William and Catherine heard about the challenges & opportunities faced by the sector & how the farm works with local industries & services. The Royal pair are always in their element during visits to the country and today was no exception. They cuddled up to the goats and were give a tour of the farm.
After a quick clothing change, swapping their country jackets for wool coats, they visited Abergavenny Market. The Duke and Duchess were able to see firsthand how important local suppliers are to rural communities. The produce for Abergavenny Market comes from across the local area, including family-run Pant Farm which they visited earlier. On Instagram, they share how important the community is for local run business as they heard from third, fourth and even fifth generations of family businesses welcoming customers.
After visiting the market, William and Catherine stopped to talk to locals who had gathered to meet them. When one well-wisher asked about the kids, William shared that they always ask them where they are going and he and Catherine show them on a map. He also revealed that George has taken his father's side in their family rugby rivalry, cheering for Wales.
Their Royal Highnesses then visited Blaenavon Hwb, a community-focused youth center that helps to support over 600 local young people. Blaenavon has had to overcome economic hardship in the last 30 years and the Hwb is ensuring that the next generation are able to reach their potential by providing a space for alternative education and supporting care-experienced and vulnerable young people. They played a game of Billiards, though it wasn't clear who won before they tried their hand at making Welsh Cakes. Before departing, Catherine joked that William had made a mess of the kitchen.
Their final stop of the day was at the Blaenavon Heritage Centre where they met Youth Ambassadors. They also planted at tree at the Centre as part of the Queens Green Canopy. The tree-planting initiative was created for the Queens history making Platinum Jubilee, and encourages everyone to Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to have a busy month with the BAFTAs (Prince William is president of the organization), Commonwealth Day Service, St. Patrick's Day, their Jubilee tour and a Service of Thanksgiving for Prince Philip to close out the month. To see all of the royals upcoming events click here.