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Prince And Princess Of Wales Make First Visit To The Nation With Their New Titles

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Prince William joked with one royal fan that they were looking for a babysitter as he greeted locals during a visit to Anglesey this afternoon.

Video showed the royal fan congratulate the Prince and Princess on how they were raising their children, adding that they are ‘incredible’ before William quickly replied: ‘That’s very sweet. We’re looking for a babysitter’.

The fan replied: ‘Oh I love you, you’re so real. Diane would be so proud of you.’

As the Prince and Princess of Wales arrived for their first official visit to the country since receiving their titles, Princess Kate was presented with a bouquet of pink roses by four-year-old Theo Crompton who was brought down by his mother last minute to experience a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’.

Dressed in his school tie and uniform, Theo was rewarded with the chance to meet Prince William and Princess Kate and appeared overcome with excitement during their introduction.

The Royal couple crouched down to accept the flowers and had a brief chat with the youngster, who they met at the local RNLI Lifeboat station.

Theo’s mother, Rebecca Crompton, 35, said: ‘We were actually on the way to school when I changed my mind and decided to bring him down here for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

‘And now he has just met the future king. Today’s visit is history. We had to be here.’

The Prince and Princess also spent the visit meeting the crew, volunteers and some of those who have previously been rescued by the team.

It is one of the oldest lifeboat stations on the Welsh coast and, across the years, members have received a total of 70 awards for gallantry.

Large crowds surrounded Holyhead Marina to greet the royal couple.

William and Kate then walked to the Holyhead Marine and Cafe Bar where they met people from local small businesses and organisations, including the coastguard and sea cadets.

Holyhead is only a half-hour drive from the four-bedroom farmhouse the prince and princess rented as newlyweds on the Isle of Anglesey, or Ynys Mon, between 2010 and 2013 when William was an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot.

Having made their first home together in Wales is part of why they say they hold such a ‘deep affection’ for the country.

It is also where they raised their eldest child, Prince George, for the first few months of his life.

William’s first royal engagement, aged eight, was in the Welsh capital of Cardiff with his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

William watches as his wife Catherine, Princess of Wales is presented with a posy of flowers by four-year-old Theo Crompton

Prince William joked with one royal fan that they were looking for a babysitter as he greeted locals during a visit to Anglesey

Pictured: Video (above) showed the royal fan congratulate the Prince and Princess on how they were raising their children, adding that they are ‘incredible’ before William quickly replied: ‘Thank you very much. We’re looking for a babysitter’

The Prince and Princess of Wales receive a flowers from a young boy as they arrive at the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station

The Princess of Wales receives a posy of flowers as she arrives for a visit to the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station this afternoon

William and Kate are travelling the length of Wales today, visiting Anglesey, and then travelling to Swansea in the south-west

Back to work: The Prince and Princess of Wales (pictured) arrive for a visit to the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station, in Holyhead, Wales, where they are meeting crew, volunteers and some of those who have been supported by their local unit

The Princess of Wales was in good spirits as she arrived for a visit to the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station this afternoon

William watches as his wife Catherine, Princess of Wales is presented with a posy of flowers by four-year-old Theo Crompton

Four-year-old schoolboy Theo Crompton prepares to hand a bouquet of flowers to the Princess of Wales this afternoon

Pictured: The Princess of Wales arrives for a visit to the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station, in Holyhead, Wales, where with the Prince of Wales they are meeting crew, volunteers and some of those who have been supported by their local unit

The Princess of Wales receives a posy of flowers during a visit to the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station, in Holyhead, Wales

Pictured: The Princess of Wales arrives for a visit to the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station, in Holyhead, Wales, where with the Prince of Wales they are meeting crew, volunteers and some of those who have been supported by their local unit

Four-year-old Theo Crompton who presented a posy of flowers to Prince and Princess of Wales during their visit to Holyhead

Pictured: The Prince and Princess of Wales wave to members of the public as they walk to the Holyhead Marine Cafe and Bar

The Prince and Princess of Wales meet members of the public as they walk to the Holyhead Marine Cafe and Bar in Holyhead

Prince William, Prince of Wales and his wife Catherine, Princess of Wales visit the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station in Anglesey

After leaving Holyhead, they will travel to St Thomas Church in Swansea which has transformed over the last two years into a community hub.

The church now provides vital services to hundreds of people in the city such as a not-for-profit cafe and facilities for the homeless including food, showers and toilets.

William and Kate will get a chance to meet volunteers who work in the church’s food bank and the Swansea Baby Basics initiative, which distributes essential items such as toiletries and clothing to vulnerable mothers.

Kate has previously worked with baby banks and in 2020 brought together 19 British brands and retailers to donate over 10,000 new items to more than 40 such banks nationwide.

Both the princess and William will spend some time meeting members of the public gathered outside the church.

The last official visit the pair made to Wales was as Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Cardiff Castle in June, where rehearsals for the Platinum Jubilee concert were taking place.

Catherine, Princess of Wales and Prince William, Prince of Wales arrive at St Thomas Church, which has been redeveloped to provide support to vulnerable people in the local area and across the City and County of Swansea, during the visit to Wales

Busy at work: Prince William, Prince of Wales and his wife Britain’s Catherine, Princess of Wales react as they are greeted by school children upon arrival to visit St Thomas Church, a re-developed church in Swansea as their tour of Wales continues

Prince William and Catherine, Princess of Wales visit the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) Holyhead Lifeboat Station

Excited: The Prince of Wales meets members of the public during a visit to Holyhead Marine Cafe and Bar in Holyhead

Pictured: Prince William, Prince of Wales meets members of the public during his visit to the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Statio

Pictured: Catherine, Princess of Wales meets with members of the public following a visit the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station

All smiles: Catherine, Princess of Wales meets with members of the public following a visit the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station

The Prince and Princess of Wales smile to members of the public during a visit to Holyhead Marine Cafe and Bar in Holyhead

Pictured: Kate, Princess of Wales and Prince William arrive for a visit to the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station, in Holyhead

Prince William, Prince of Wales and his wife Britain’s Catherine, Princess of Wales visit the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station

It was Prince George and his sister Princess Charlotte’s first official outing in the country and the family were greeted by hundreds of well-wishers.

The siblings will not be joining their parents on Tuesday’s visit as both will be in school.

William and Kate will now be making more regular visits to Wales as part of their roles as prince and princess, and are expected back in the country before Christmas.

However sources close to the couple have confirmed there are still no plans for an investiture ceremony.

When an investiture does take place, it is unlikely to reflect the scale of the ceremony held for the then Prince Charles at Caernarfon Castle in 1969, with William and Kate thought to want a more low key event.

A spokesperson for the prince and princess said: ‘Right now they are focused on deepening the trust and respect they have with the people of Wales over time.’

William and Kate have spoken of wanting to use their position to advocate for the people of Wales and showcase the country to the world.

In a statement, they said they would ‘do their part to support the aspirations of the Welsh people and to shine a spotlight on both the challenges and opportunities in front of them’.

Adding that they would serve as Prince and Princess of Wales ‘with humility and great respect’.

The move to make them Prince and Princess of Wales following the death of the Queen has caused some controversy, and a petition calling for the British monarchy to end the use of the title has so far gathered over 35,000 signatures.