Prince William and Kate Middleton were all smiles as they celebrated the dedication of an RNLI lifeboat in Anglesey, North Wales on Thursday (February 24). The occasion marked the couple’s first official public appearance together since getting engaged in November.
BBC News reports that William and Kate both sang the UK’s “God Save the Queen” and the Welsh national anthem, “Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau” (which translates to “Land of My Fathers”). Hundreds of royal watchers, many of whom gathered several hours ahead for a good viewing spot, cheered them on in support. “I do the talking, she does the fun bit,” William joked to the crowd as his fiancée christened the “Hereford Endeavour” boat in champagne.
And not surprisingly, Kate was her usual fashionable self, decked in a cream-colored knee-length coat and dark scarf. Her shiny brown tresses were pulled back and a black decorated hat piece was worn to the side.
A Buckingham Palace representative said it was William and Kate’s idea to have their first joint appearance in Anglesey, which is where they’ll reside after their April 29 nuptials. William is currently carrying out his Royal Air Force responsibilities nearby.
On Friday (February 25), William and Kate will pay a visit to their former alma mater, University of St. Andrews in Scotland, to commemorate its 600th anniversary.