Kate Middleton and Prince William Have Officially Returned to Wales, Where They Lived as Newlyweds

The Prince and Princess of Wales stopped by Anglesey, in the northwest region of Wales, for the first time since they received their new titles.

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After serving as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for over a decade, Kate Middleton and Prince William are putting their new duties and titles to work in the wake of Queen Elizabeth II's passing. According to People, the royal couple paid a visit to Wales for the first time as the Prince and Princess of Wales, marking their first stop in Anglesey, the northwestern island of Wales. This visit was particularly personal for the pair, as this is not only where they lived as newlyweds—but this is also where they spent their first few months as parents, after welcoming their first child, Prince George.

During their visit, Prince William and Princess Catherine first stopped by the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station to visit with the crew and volunteers. The station was just a few miles away from their former home—and the outing was also similar to the first royal duty Princess Catherine performed alongside Prince William. She helped launch a lifeboat on the island a couple of months before they were married.

The couple's next stop in Wales will be to Swansea, a coastal city further south. The royal duo will connect with the locals in the area and visit a church that also serves as a food bank.

Prince William and Princess Catherine's travels come shortly after receiving their new titles from King Charles III earlier this month: "With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conservations, helping to bring the marginal to the center ground, where vital help can be given," the King said.

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