The Princess of Wales appeared business-ready in a pinstripe suit as she and Prince William refrained from shaking hands due to fisticuffs this morning.
Kate, 41, opted for the chic tailored trouser suit for the engagement, which marks the 75th anniversary of the HMT Empire Windrush’s arrival in the UK. She chose to wear her brunette locks in loose curls that fell over her shoulders as the sun shined on her and Prince William, also 41.
The royal couple, who are meeting with elders of the Windrush generation in Grangetown this afternoon, were greeted by a huge crowd of school children waving flags from around the world as Kate and William approached.
They also visit a school that has integrated Windrush lessons into its curriculum, teaching students about the important influence of the Windrush generation on society.
As Kate beamed in the sunshine, she opted to put back on the £549 navy pinstripe Holland Cooper blazer that she wore to her meeting at Windsor Castle last week with Apple boss Tim Cook, where she , Prince William and the tech boss discussed mental health.
The Princess of Wales looked elegant in a pinstripe suit as she stepped out in Cardiff today to mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush generation in Britain
Upon their arrival at the Grange Pavilion in Grangetown, Cardiff, the Prince and Princess of Wales were greeted by a crowd of schoolchildren eager for the opportunity to meet the Royal Family.
Their Royal Highnesses shook hands with the young royal fans and also gave some students a little fist bump or a high five.
As they greeted the young fans waving flags from Wales and other nations around the world, Prince William appeared captivated by a young student’s headband decorated with two pink pom-poms.
Kate and William’s engagements today include a visit to the Grange Pavilion in Grangetown, where they will meet members of groups such as the Windrush Cymru Elders, Black History Cymru 365 and the Ethnic Minority Youth Forum for Wales.
The Princess of Wales wore the navy pinstripe double-breasted jacket with gold buttons as she arrived at Grangetown. A royal fist bump: The Princess of Wales smiled as she forwent the traditional handshake and greeted a young royal fan in a different way, Prince William also greeted some of the school children queuing to meet him with a fist bump. Schoolchildren queued up to give the heir to the throne a fist bump as he arrived at the Grange Pavilion in Cardiff. Princess Kate couldn’t contain her laughter as she chatted with young royal fans outside the Grange Pavilion. Princess Kate gave her husband a loving look as they chatted with people outside the Grange Pavilion. Kate looked lovingly at her husband as they arrived at the Grange Pavilion. Princess Kate. Princess Kate, the Princess of Wales, beamed and giggled as she chatted with people outside the Grangetown Pavilion. Kate, 41, appeared to have opted for a Holland Cooper bodysuit under her pinstripe blazer and wide-leg trousers. William appeared to point at one of the students as they chatted outside the Grange Pavilion, William squatted down and chatted to some of the children in the pavilion in Cardiff. The Princess of Wales stopped and chatted with some of the school children who stood to greet her. One of the young royal fans left the Princess of Wales in fits of laughter as they chatted to her upon her arrival. The mother of three chose to wear her thick brunette locks in loose curls that hung down over her shoulders. During their visit today, Princess Kate and Prince William will meet Windrush elders and members of a youth advisory council for people of color in Wales. Kate chose to wear her brunette locks in loose curls that fell over her shoulders as she arrived and with chatted with the children. The Prince of Wales finally reached out to shake his hand after Prince William appeared to do a little fist bump. I was very taken with a young student’s pom-pom headband and couldn’t resist nudging it. Princess Kate offered another fist bump to a young student who had queued in the front row to celebrate the Prince and Princess of Wales’s joint engagement to the royals at Grangetown in Cardiff marking the 75th anniversary of the arrival of HMP Empire Windrush in Great Britain. A royal fan received a high five from the Princess of Wales as she found another novel way to greet the children. Prince William shook hands with a young student who looked cute in a red school jumper and white polo shirt
The Grange Pavilion is a partnership project between Grange Pavilion Project, Grangetown Community Action, Cardiff University and Cardiff Council, which has seen a previously vacant bowling pavilion transformed into a community facility.
The space provides a community café, employment and training opportunities and has become an important meeting point for the Ethnic Minority Youth Forum, Windrush Cymru Elders and Black History Cymru 365 for Wales.
The Windrush Cymru Elders group was established in 2017 as part of Race Council Cymru and aims to promote understanding of the concerns and needs of ethnic minority elders, whilst recognizing the contributions of the Windrush generation and people of African descent in Wales .
Kate chatted to some of the school children who were queuing outside the Grange Pavilion to meet her. After a while, Princess Kate put aside the punches and shook hands with some of the young royal fans. Schoolchildren waved Welsh flags as well as flags from other nations around the world, including India, ready and waiting to greet the royals. Princess Kate crouched down to chat to the young schoolchildren who had gathered to meet her at the Grange Pavilion. Kate, a mother of three, looked deep into conversation with the school children dressed in their coats and uniforms. The Princess of Wales chatted to some of the schoolgirls who looked a little impressed to meet a princess. The Prince and Princes of Wales were greeted by little royal fans upon their arrival at Grangetown, Cardiff Kate MiddletonKate Middleton While Kate was chic in a trouser suit, the Prince of Wales was chic in a dark jacket, navy trousers and brown suede boots. Princess of WalesPrincess of Wales The Princess of Wales looked elegant in the tailored chic outfit as she arrived and stepped out of the car. Upon their arrival, both Prince William and Princess Kate were greeted outside the Grange Pavilion, where they were due to meet Windrush elders. As she got out of the car, the Princess of Wales smiled and waved hello to someone. Kate wore a silver watch and paired the suit with a white bodysuit. Princess Kate again wore her £549 Holland Cooper blazer and matching wide-leg trousers in navy pinstripes. Kate, 41, paired the wide-leg suit with navy blue pumps and opted for her brunette tresses in loose curls, wearing a trendy watch on her wrist and keeping her makeup minimal and natural to suit the occasion
The Prince and Princess heard about the experiences of their elders and the impact the generation has had since arriving in Wales 75 years ago.
In addition to the Elders, Their Royal Highnesses will spend time with the Ethnic Minority Youth Forum, a Race Council Cymru youth advisory panel made up of young people aged 11 to 25 who want to be a voice of change for young people from minority ethnic groups in Wales.
Finally, the Prince and Princess will also work with local young people from the Somali community, which makes up a large part of Grangetown.
Their Royal Highnesses will spend time with members of Wales Somaliland Youth Links and Cardiff Bay Warriors FC and learn about the community projects they have been involved in – from football to youth unemployment and building friendships between the young people of Cardiff and Somaliland.