As Prince Harry and Meghan adjust to their new roles as parents, after showing off gorgeous baby Archie Harrison to the world on Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are holding down the fort when it comes to royal engagements.
The pair stepped out together in Anglesey, North Wales, on Wednesday as they met with a host of individuals and organisations who encourage people to look after their communities and protect the natural environment, including the Caernarfon Coastguard Search and Rescue.
And Catherine looked glamorous for the occasion as she showed off not one, but two stunning outfits as the couple returned to the Welsh town, where they lived until moving into Kensington Palace following the birth of Prince George in 2013.
Arriving alongside her husband, the duchess looked sensational in a bright red tailored coat which stopped just below her hips. The bold double-breasted jacket featured eye-catching large gold buttons, which Catherine kept fastened to keep out the British cold.
She kept the rest of her look simple, opting for a chic black turtleneck jumper paired with skinny black jeans and a pair of black heeled ankle boots. While Prince William went for a smart casual look, wearing a shirt and sweater beneath a navy blazer and matching navy pants.
At the search and rescue team’s helicopter base, the duke caught up with two of his former colleagues, Mike and Rich, who worked alongside William during his time as a Search and Rescue Pilot.
The couple also visited the Menai Bridge Scouts at Newborough Beach’s wildlife habitat, where the royal couple took part in a beach clean-up exercise alongside local primary school pupils.
Before taking part in the clean-up though, Catherine switched her formal coat for something a little more suitable and showed off her casual style in a black waterproof jacket, which she paired with her favourite pair of knee-high leather walking boots. While William ditched his blazer for a warmer coat.
In Anglesey The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met up with the Menai Bridge @Scouts to explore Newborough Beach's wildlife habitat, and hear more about the importance of the nesting bird colonies on neighbouring Llanddwyn Island. The Duchess previously volunteered with the Scouts during her time in Anglesey, and during the visit heard how the Scouts are working closely with local organisations and schools to protect the region’s natural habitat. The Duke and Duchess then joined pupils from local primary schools for a beach clean, organised by the Isle of Anglesey County Council and marine conservation group @SurfersAgainstSewage. Anglesey became the first county in the UK to be awarded Plastic Free Communities status by the group, in recognition of its fantastic work to reduce the impact of single-use plastic on the environment through its the ‘Plastic Free Anglesey’ campaign. 📷PA / Kensington Palace
Earlier this week the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge told reporters they were excited about the birth of the latest royal baby, who has been named Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Speaking after news of Baby Sussex’s birth had been confirmed on Monday, William said he was “absolutely thrilled” about the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son, adding he was “looking forward to seeing them in the next few days when things have quieted down”.
He added: “I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting.”
Meanwhile, Catherine added: “It’s such a special time, obviously with Louis and Charlotte just having had their birthdays it’s such a great time of year to have a baby, spring is in the air.
“As William said, we’re looking forward to meeting him and finding out what his name’s going to be, so it’s really exciting for both of them and we wish them all the best. These next few weeks are always a bit daunting the first time round so we wish them all the best.”