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On Tuesday 27 September, Kensington Palace announced: ‘The Prince and Princess of Wales will visit Wales to meet different communities across the nation and learn about the work of key charitable organisations. The prince and princess have a deep affection for Wales, having made their first family home in Anglesey, and have thoroughly enjoyed previous visits and the warmth and kindness shown by the Welsh people. 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.’

The Prince and Princess of Wales (then Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) with their children Princess Charlotte and Prince George during a visit to Cardiff Castle

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Their itinerary will begin with a visit to Anglesey, where William and Kate will meet crew, volunteers and locals connected to the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station. Kensington Palace explained that ‘Holyhead is one of the three oldest lifeboat stations on the Welsh coast and has a remarkable history of bravery, having received 70 awards for gallantry.’ The couple will proceed to the Holyhead Marine and Café Bar, to chat with members of the community and local businesses and organisations, including the Sea Cadets and Coastguard.

Next, the prince and princess will travel to Swansea, visiting St Thomas Church to meet volunteers and members of the public. Having been re-developed over the last two years, the building now acts as a focal point for the community, offering support through services like a foodbank, Swansea Baby Basics (providing essential items for vulnerable mothers), facilities for the homeless, a not-for-profit café and training kitchen, and a surplus food distribution project.