Prince William attended the Anglesey Show, a two-day agricultural fair that attracts over 60,000 people. The Duke was there to judge cattle, take part in a falconry exercise, and give a speech where he dabbled in a bit of Welsh.
“I am so proud to have lived on Anglesey, the Mother of Wales,” William said in the country’s native tongue. ”I have even learned a little Welsh!
“My Welsh pronunciation is bad but it is slowly getting better, I hope,” the Duke then joked in English.
William passed on his wife’s apologies for not being at the event.
“Catherine is sorry that she cannot be here today at the County Show, but she and George would have loved to have been here. He’s pretty loud but of course very good looking! ”
During the speech, William announced that his operational tour with the RAF Valley Search-and-Rescue team would end next month. Kensington Palace has not yet confirmed what His Royal Highness will do next.
“I know that both of us will miss it terribly when my Search and Rescue tour of duty comes to an end next month and we have to move elsewhere.
“From the bottom of my heart, thank you for making my wife and me so welcome when we arrived here, as you do thousands of visitors each year.”
During a walkabout, William met with several well-wishers, two of whom hailed from Australia.
“We are on holiday here and can’t believe we got to talk to him,” Max and Maxine Davies told the Daily Mail.
“George is doing really well, thank you,” William said to the couple. “We are all very hopeful of coming to Australia next year.”
Kensington Palace has told me that it’s too early to confirm the Cambridge’s diary, but the late Princess of Wales broke with royal protocol in 1983, toting a nine-month-old William to New Zealand (which was a huge success, BTW).