The Princess of Wales looked ready for action in a pinstripe suit, as she and Prince William ditched the handshake this morning.
Kate, 41, chose an elegant tailored pantsuit for the engagement, which marks the 75th anniversary of the HMT Empire Windrush’s arrival in the UK. She chose to wear her brunette tresses in loose curls that cascaded over her shoulders as the sun shone on her and Prince William, who is also 41 years old.
The royal couple, who met elders of the Windrush generation in Grangetown this afternoon, were welcomed by a large crowd of schoolchildren, who were waving flags of countries around the world as Kate and William approached.
They also visit a school that has added Windrush lessons to its curriculum, teaching students about the important impact the Windrush generation has had on society.
While Kate dazzled in the sun, she chose to re-wear the £549 Holland Cooper striped jacket she wore during her meeting at Windsor Castle last week with Apple CEO Tim Cook, where she, Prince William and the tech chief discussed mental health.
Upon their arrival at the Grange Pavilion in Grangetown, Cardiff, the Prince and Princess of Wales were welcomed by a crowd of schoolchildren who were keen to get the chance to meet members of the royal family.
Their Royal Highnesses shook hands with the young royal fans, while also fist-bumping or hitting some of the pupils with five feet.
As they welcomed the young fans, who were waving flags of Wales and other countries around the world, Prince William appeared mesmerized by a young schoolboy’s headband featuring pink pompoms.
Among Kate and William’s engagements today is a visit to the Grange Pavilion in Grangetown, where they will meet members of groups including Windrush Cymru Elders, Black History Cymru 365 and the Ethnic Minority Youth Forum of Wales.
The Grange Pavilion is a partnership project between The Grange Pavilion Project, Grangetown Community Action, Cardiff University and Cardiff Council which has seen them redevelop the previously vacant Dish Pavilion into a community facility.
The space provides a community café, employment and training opportunities, and has become a major meeting place for the Ethnic Minority Youth Forum, Windrush Cymru Elders and Black History Cymru 365 in 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 while also celebrating the contributions of the Windrush generation and people of African descent in Wales.
The Prince and Princess heard about the life experiences of older people and the impact the generation has had on Wales since their arrival 75 years ago.
In addition to the Elders, Their Royal Highnesses spend time with the Ethnic Minority Youth Forum which is a youth advisory committee of Race Council Cymru made up of young people aged between 11 and 25 seeking to be the voice of change for minority youth. Ethnic groups in Wales
Finally, the Prince and Princess will also engage with local youth from the Somali community that makes up a large part of Grangetown.
Their Royal Highnesses will spend time with members of the Wales Somali Youth Club and Cardiff Bay Warriors Football Club and hear about the community projects they have been involved in – from football to youth unemployment and building friendships between young people in Cardiff and Somaliland.