Red Tartan as well as a Matching Mask as the Royal Train trip Wraps Up

Day three of the Royal Train trip started in Wales as the Cambridges arrived at Cardiff central train station.

Here is a quick video from Kensington Palace of the Duke as well as Duchess arriving. 

The very first stop was a go to to Cardiff Castle. 

Located in the heart of the Welsh capital, the castle’s history goes back much more than 2000 years. Below, a data picture of the castle.

The royals are visiting during the annual Christmas at the Castle festival, so they were able to browse booths set up as part of that event.

They toasted marshmallows over a fire. 

More from The Telegraph. 

They kicked off the final day of the trip at Cardiff Castle, where they met university students as well as heard about the mental health and wellness challenges they faced during the pandemic.

The Cambridges were joining students from Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan university as well as the university of South Wales as they unwrapped their trick Santa gifts to one another.

Simon Perry of people shared a video of the couple chatting with students. 

much more about the conversation from Wales Online. 

Student officers from the university of South Wales likewise met the royal couple today.

Kay Dennis, Lois Jones as well as Shannon Lee said the group were told they would get some essential news, however the message couldn’t be written down. It was only this morning they learnt they would be satisfying the Duke as well as Duchess of Cambridge.

Kay Dennis, welfare officer, said: “They were lovely, it was interesting to be provided the chance to talk to them.

“They were truly interested in what we have have been doing in the students’ union with mental health.”

Kay added that they spoke about the opportunities for young carers as well as parents to go to university as well as the requirement to tackle digital disadvantages between students.

The Cambridges spoke about household Christmas plans, which are still up in the air.  This is from The Mirror’s coverage. 

“They were trying like the rest of us to make Christmas plans with their household as well as still weren’t 100 percent sure of what they were going to do or where they were going to be,” she said.

Lily Faulkner, 21, a second year politics as well as worldwide Studies trainee at Cardiff university said afterwards.

 They even took part in a trick Santa gift exchange.

More from The Telegraph’s story: 

Joining forces with a group of six housemates who had “bubbled” the royals then took part in a Secret Santa gift swap. 

They all eagerly tore off the wrapping paper as well as the Duchess had them all in giggles when it emerged she had provided Gwennan Lewis, 20, from Newport, a £13.99 Prosecco Pong game. 

The Duke bought Dewi Morgan, 19, who is in his second year of studying sport as well as exercise science at Cardiff Metropolitan, a finger flick table football game. 

The Duchess appeared chuffed with her conventional Welsh Love Spoon, while the Duke laughed at his Guinness beer mat flipping game, saying: “I believe this says a great deal about me.”

A better look at William’s coaster set as well as Kate’s spoon. 

The couple then traveled to Bath, where they were welcomed at the train station by Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs. Annie Maw.

Also on hand to greet them, Jasmine Warner, 5, (3rd from left), who’s sibling Otto, 8, (far left), came out of cancer treatment today. His sibling Poppy, 10, is seen fourth from the left, as well as the children’s mother, Georgie, is standing behind Jasmine.

The couple then left the station to head to their next engagement.

That engagement was a stop at Cleeve Court care house in Twerton, Bath, where residents eagerly awaited their visit.

Kensington Palace posted a video of the couple being welcomed.  (Note the four-legged picture bomber.) 

The couple wanted to pay tribute to those working in care homes across the country throughout the pandemic.

As you can see, this was an outdoor engagement.

Kate as well as William spoke with residents as well as employees about the ways they managed as well as continue to handle during the pandemic.

The facility is a 46-bed care home, providing care as well as health and wellness services for older adults with dementia.

There was likewise a special performance by the Bath Abbey Choir, who sang Christmas carols. 

This year Cleeve Court residents won’t be able to go to the annual carol service at the Abbey, so the Choir was pleased to come as well as sing to the residents outside the home. reporter Emma Elgee shared a video of the choir performing. 

then it was time to state ‘goodbye.’

After the visit, the royals did a quick walkabout. 

Another view.

The Duke as well as Duchess’s next stop was The Royal Berkshire medical facility in Reading.  right here is a video of their arrival from Alice Knight, a reporter at The reading Chronicle. 

This happens to be the medical facility where the Duchess was born.

Roya Nikkhah of The Times tweeted a video of the royals chatting with the staff. 

The couple met members of the Royal Berkshire NHS foundation Trust’s 775-strong team of nurses as well as midwives.

More about the go to from The reading Chronicle.  

Kara who is one more midwife said: “We spoke to them as well as they were extremely lovely. 

“They asked about exactly how it was with the pandemic with Covid as well as what it was like for the women in maternity. It was beautiful to speak to them, they were extremely normal.” 

Our reporter Alice Knight spoke with midwife Katie England who got to speak with the Duke as well as Duchess.

She said: “Lovely. We didn’t understand up until now we were going to speak with them.

“They were truly friendly as well as wanted to hear about us as well as exactly how we coped as well as everything

The everyday Mail’s Rebecca English tweeted a video of the royals as they left the hospital. 

 Now for our evaluation of what Kate wore for today’s engagements. 

She was in the vibrant Alexander McQueen coat very first seen at October engagements launching the public part of the Hold Still picture exhibition.  

The Duchess likewise brought back the tartan skirt by Emilia Wickstead worn for a 2018 Kensington Palace Christmas party.  

The scarf worn today matches the tartan pattern in the skirt, leading me to believe it likewise by Emilia Wickstead.

The Duchess carried her Grace Han Love Letter Top-Handled Bag ($2144)

Kate wore a new mask by Amaia Kids (£15), in a pattern not yet named on the site.

UPDATE FEB 18: The pattern is called ‘Floriana,’ as well as the mask is offered on the Amaia site (£15). 

For the medical facility engagement, the Duchess switched to a face mask by Emilia Wickstead (£55). 

The mask is 100% silk, as well as it comes with a matching silk pouch. This is the only silk face mask I see on the designer’s site; there are likewise two cotton styles offered for sale. 

Kate brought back her ‘Alia’ earrings (£62, about $83 at today’s exchange rates) by Spells of Love, a Welsh jewelry firm.  

We’ve written about Hayley Jones previously, however right here is a little much more info from Wales Online. 

They were made by Welsh independent designer Hayley Jones who started her jewellery company from the kitchen area table of her house in Caerphilly three years ago.

Hayley, who started selling her jewellery on Etsy, couldn’t believe it in the summertime when she got a call to state that the Duchess of Cambridge would be wearing her £62 earrings during a royal go to to Barry Island as well as was delighted to see Kate wearing them once again today.

Since the original outing, rate of interest in Hayley’s designs have gone with the roofing system as well as she has had to draft her mum Dawn as well as sibling Kelly in to assist keep up with all the orders.

The Duke as well as Duchess are at the day’s final engagement. They have joined HM, Prince Charles as well as the Duchess of Cornwall, the Earl as well as Countess of Wessex, as well as Princess Anne for a reception with volunteers as well as essential workers from Berkshire who will be volunteering as well as working over the holidays. 

I am working on a separate publish now covering this event.   


Wales Online’s rolling protection is here; The Telegraph’s story is here; The Mirror’s piece is here; The reading Chronicle’s protection is here.

Simon Perry’s people short article is here.


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