Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed a series of events in Wales. After a quiet couples of months, we were thrilled to see the Duchess of Cambridge enjoying her formal engagements and returning to royal duties. She looked relaxed and often had a smile across her face, and perhaps most excitedly, there was the smallest indication of a growing baby bump at long last seen under her coat!
The day began at the Pembroke Refinery, an oil refinery that serves as one of the area’s leading employers. The refinery was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1964, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit today marked their 50th anniversary. Their Royal Highnesses viewed a display chronicling the 50 year history of the refinery and its relationship with the community. They also met with employees, staff, students, and mentors at the event.
Following a tour of the facility and a visit to the Control Room, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet with community members and organizations in the Fire Hall. The Pembroke Refinery is a massive contributor to the local community and economy, which was truly demonstrated on this engagement.
Their Royal Highnesses were treated to a performance by the Young Actors Studio from the Royal Welsh College. Then, they unveiled a plaque and painting to commemorate the events.
— Camilla Tominey (@CamillaTominey) November 8, 2014
In the afternoon, William and Catherine attended the Wales vs. Australia rugby match at Millenium Stadium in Cardiff. The Duke of Cambridge is Vice Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union and is often rooting for Wales at the matches.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge observed a remembrance tribute at the beginning of the match, and had the opportunity to meet with injured servicemen during half-time. Tomorrow is Remembrance Sunday, and this was no doubt a special moment for both Their Royal Highnesses and the servicemen. After the match, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception for injured former players and their families who are beneficiaries of the Charitable Trust.
For the events today, the Duchess of Cambridge wore an ice-blue jacket from Matthew Williamson (still available at Net-a-Porter), her Aquatalia Rhumba boots (still available here) and her green amethyst cushion cut earrings by Kiki McDonough. Kate also wore her Annoushka Eclipse Diamond Eternity Ring, her Asprey charms necklace and had her Stuart Weitzman Muse clutch with her. Under her coat, she wore a Hobbs animal shirt dress in a textured pattern.