Duchess Kate & William spent St. David’s Day in Wales, visiting goats

Today is St. David’s Day, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went to Wales for a day full of local activities. They are in Wales to highlight the farming and agriculture of the area, to visit a local goat farm, and they also stopped by a local community center. Cute photos of goats were released and here we are. Can I just say? The lack of sound on many of Kensington Palace’s in-house videos is really disconcerting. I get it if KP doesn’t want to jumble the audio, but maybe have some go-to filler music?

For the visit to Wales, Kate first wore her favorite Seeland jacket paired with a red scarf, because red = Wales. It’s “diplomatic dressing” again – the Welsh flag is a red dragon on a green and white field. So, Kate went with green and red. She’s the dragon! Or the scarf is the dragon. She changed this around later in the day, replacing the Seeland jacket with a £940 Sportmax coat. She kept her black skinny jeans on for the entire day though.

As I said when this stuff was announced last week… they should be doing more of this every month, even every week. Just go somewhere and highlight the local economy and community centers and farms or whatever.

Photos courtesy of Instar, Avalon Red.

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  1. Becks1 says:

    I like the green jacket, a lot, but I’m not sure why there had to be an even partial costume change. What she was wearing for the goats seemed like it would have worked to visit a marketplace. Maybe there was a concern it would smell?

    Anyway yay for the garbage people out and about and earning their keep, I guess.

    • Cat says:

      I think the outfit changes are to make it look like more events, and gives the DM, etc. more to write about (since there isn’t much of actual substance going on).

    • LadyMTL says:

      I actually love the jacket (though…do snaps count as buttons?? Hmm) and if I could find something similar here I would probably grab it. As for the change of clothes I’m also guessing it was because of wanting to avoid any possible goaty smell.

    • Nic919 says:

      If William didn’t change there is no reason for her to either. It’s just wasteful at this point.

      • Isabella says:

        Casual Kate is always Kate’s best look. The red scarf is pretty with the jacket, which I’d love to own. Boots are dowdy. Wills is happier in the country? No jazz hands from Kate. That’s all I’ve got. It’s a start.

    • ACB says:

      I volunteer with goats, and man, everything I wear has to go into the wash immediately because of the stink. Then again, she was hardly mucking out stalls.

  2. PaulaH says:

    I can’t wait for the skinny jeans trend to GO AWAY

    • Merricat says:

      For everyone but Kate, it has!

    • Ceej says:

      Controversial but I love my skinny jeans and have no plans to move on to a current trend…

      And whatever else she’s doing, Kate does have fab legs for them!

      • Chloe says:

        @ceej: i’m with you on that one. Love my skinnies. And I’ll continue to wear them until they are back in fashion lol.

      • Isabella says:

        Love my skinnies too. Wearing them right now. They’re very comfortable for traveling and don’t bag at the knees ever.

      • AnneL says:

        I like mine, too. I’ll wear other styles of jeans but they don’t work with everything. In the winter, with boots and long tops/sweaters, skinny jeans look best, at least on me. I don’t care what’s trendy.

      • SomeChick says:

        right there with you! skinny jeans, leggings, and yoga pants will never die! not in my wardrobe anyway.

    • Suze says:

      You can pry my skinny jeans from my cold dead fingers!

      But seriously, I know they’re not for everyone, and I am glad that more cuts and styles are back in fashion. But like, let’s let people wear what they like, and what makes them feel good.

    • Roo says:

      She’s not even wearing skinny jeans. These are beyond – they are jeggings and I think they aren’t appropriate for work events. And interesting how courtiers will snark on one-shoulder dresses or dark nail polish when someone else wears them, but Kate gets away with wearing these jeggings to professional events.

    • Kalana says:

      The skinny jeans trend has been dead for a while.

      Kate looks so dated although this outfit is better than the one she wore in Denmark. For that look, the skinny jeans didn’t work at all with what she was wearing and dragged down the rest of her outfit. But even here, it doesn’t really work. Skinny jeans at this point work against her instead of flattering her outfit.

      • Nic919 says:

        Just because Kate is extremely thin it doesn’t mean that she should be wearing jeggings type outfits for work occasions. The underlying sentiment seems to be that because she’s not fat she can wear them whenever. But other members of the royal family are slim as well and they don’t wear them. Diana was also quite thin at times and her casual looks weren’t like this either.

    • candy says:

      I don’t mind them, but I am SO glad that a slight flare is coming back, even cigarette pants. Skinny jeans have never been very comfortable for me.

  3. A says:

    Ayyy! We only had to wait like 5 months for the green coat on turtleneck look.

  4. JessD says:

    I see trouble in paradise between these two. Body language and facial expressions suggests they’d rather be doing this by themselves than with each other.

    • Julia K says:

      His head is down, she looks anxious. Not a happy family image. They are adults and should be able to play nice in front of the camera. Save the drama for behind mansion walls.

  5. Dee says:

    Was Kate getting broody looking at all the kids?

  6. Cessily says:

    They need to either stop the photoshopping or hire more editors to make sure every photo is edited.. scrolling through their photos at events can be shocking 😳 and should come with a *trigger warning🤨🤣

  7. cindyloowho says:

    Are there any pictures or videos of William ever looking at Kate? It is really strange. Not that he should be staring at her, totally oblivious to anyone else. But when she says something, shouldn’t he look at her when speaking. It doesn’t look like he ever does.

    • Noki says:

      William has now reached Charles levels of checking out. The way Charles used to be so visibly unintrested and downright miserable around Diana. Atleast Uni days to early marriage William was some what more into it. Which makes me think that William is not just having an affair but is actually IN LOVE with someone else.

      • L84Tea says:

        YUP. William has it bad for someone. The level of his disengagement is far worse than just being tired of Kate. His head is somewhere else, WITH someone else.

      • Nic919 says:

        William checked out sometime in the last three years, likely not long after she openly flinched from him on the Mary Berry show. He was hit and miss prior to then, sometimes making an effort, but it’s almost like once she publicly rejected him he decided he wasn’t going to bother. And now he’s obviously ignoring her almost the whole time.

        I think there is one picture where they may be looking at each other (kate has her hand on him and he seems to be looking in her direction). But outside of that one photo, he has been cold to her. The rugby match this weekend was really bad. Dozens of photos and he’s never looking her way.

      • BothSidesNow says:

        @ Nic919, that incident where she openly flinched was game changer for me. I bet she didn’t realize she had done it but it gave the world the truth of their marriage.

        Baldimort checked out of his marriage years ago! He never looks at CopyKeen unless he has too, and it’s usually a look of disgust. They can no longer play the happy couple as they haven’t been happy for years. That’s why CopyKeen keeps bringing up another child, she certainly wants her fourth!!

      • Kalana says:

        Kate has been in the public eye for 20 years but she still can’t control her reactions, like flinching at William’s touch or her “What else,” comment to that child. Even in 2011, she was so openly rude when she visited Centrepoint. I wonder if she really can’t control it or just expects someone else to clean up her mistakes for her. Is it really that hard to playact for a few hours in public?

    • Nyro says:

      He doesn’t seem to speak to her at all. What I think is happening is that he ignores her and she’ll just “talk” to him for the cameras. I 100 percent think that they’re separated. Kate is fine with trying to keep it together for the cameras but Will is refusing to play along for some reason.

    • TigerMcQueen says:

      That keeps striking me. Even in the video (and they desperately need someone on their team who is good at this) they’re turning away from each other despite standing next to the other. It’s weird. I know they’re talking to people on the other side of them, but they’re almost turning their backs on their spouse when they do it. It’s…odd. It’s like they’re strangers. No connection with the other, romantic or otherwise, AT ALL.

    • Babz says:

      In the video of them arriving at the rugby, Will put his hand on George’s back to guide him in, then briefly did the same to her, but never once looked at her. A few frames later, he reached out to her again, but it was very obvious he was moving her, either along, or to another spot. Again he never looked at her. He may have briefly touched her, but there was absolutely no sense of connection. In light of how attuned to each other Harry and Meghan always are, the contrast is scathing. There’s nothing left of that marriage except for the children, and even they are used as buffers. Georgia especially.

    • Duo says:

      At Keen’s Christmas special, there is a picture of them looking directly at each other while sitting in the front row. It was really awkward because you can sense the tension, despite them trying to fake the look of a content couple.

      • Enderlyn says:

        I saw the video of that moment. He was looking past her at something or someone else when she sensed him looking in her direction she turned to look back at him but soon realized he wasn’t actually looking at he, and she turned away. It was so awkward and cringey, I almost felt sorry for her.

      • swirlmamad says:

        That was the infamous “festive glance” — not only was he NOT actually looking at her, but when she was gazing at him thinking he had been looking her way and then trying to make eye contact for the cameras, he connected eyes for a second only to grimace at her, it seemed. So awkward and weird, and the RRs know it just as well as we do.

      • TEALIEF says:

        He grimaced. A backteeth clinching, lip pinching grimace. Awkward as all hell, and they both knew it. At which point she looked away and down. It was bad. The Ghost of Christmas Present was there at a quickly fabricated carol concert held in a church, shining the spotlight on a bad marriage. It couldn’t have been more Dickensian.

    • Gabby says:

      @Cindyloowho and others….
      the Not-Looking-At-Kate thing is one area in which I can cut Willie some slack. He can’t photoshop his eyes, so he has to look at the real thing. I bet those shifting tectonic plates of fillers in her face are disturbing to see up close in real life. I wouldn’t want to look either. It would be like a horror movie, or at least Death Becomes Her.

  8. Mai B says:

    They always look the same no matter what they are wearing especially with the casual stuff. Nothing exciting, nothing to see here.

  9. Amy Bee says:

    William and Kate’s engagements seem meaningless to me. Not a lot of highlighting going on.

    • Nyro says:

      All they do is “attend” things, as someone on here said. They show up empty handed and get their picture taken. They stay for 45 minutes, “listening” and nodding for the cameras. Then they leave and those folks don’t hear from them for another three years. Ridiculous

    • SourcesclosetoKate says:

      Their “job” is like a Sunday family drive.

      • Nyro says:

        Boom! “Sunday drive”, exactly. My parents used to take us out, an hour or so outside the city, and we’d stop at farms and historic homes open for tours. This is exactly what they do, except they get to talk to the owners. That’s it. A “Sunday drive” indeed.

  10. L4Frimaire says:

    I always think their visits seem so random, lacking cohesion. Everything is a one off. Let’s visit goats to stress agriculture and you never hear anything related to practices or policies, and then the next visit will be random too. Already can’t remember what else they did.

    • Babz says:

      I have often wondered what the Duchy of Cornwall will be like in his hands. There was that short-lived agriculture course several years back, but you never hear of him training to manage what is an extremely large agricultural enterprise. Whatever failings Charles has, he is an excellent steward of the land, and always has been. Overseeing that business involves dealing with people as well as agricultural interests, and Will’s people skills are abysmal. I simply cannot see him truly caring for the Duchy for any other reason than for the huge income he will derive from it. It takes time and a genuine feel and concern for the land and people, and unless he’s been training in secret, I don’t see him being capable of following in Charles’ footsteps. If it’s not properly cared for, it will decrease in value, and a lot of people will suffer from his neglect. I don’t foresee a prosperous future for it at all, once he gets his hands on it.

      • Deering24 says:

        Yep, huge estates take an insane amount of work and real care/interest even if you have a good staff. (And managing staffers is a job all its own.) William seems to have no interest in any part of estate managment–except the money he makes from it and showing up for shooting/events.

      • Kalana says:

        William has already publicly said he’s not going to change anything. He will coast on Charles’ work and George will be the one who ends up with the negative effects of William’s incompetence.

      • Tessa says:

        I hope George does not become like William but I think he will, the way he is being treated more “special” than the others.

  11. SourcesclosetoKate says:

    Well that was a short clip

  12. Lady Digby says:

    If Kate was all alone in a wood with no one to hear her, would she STILL be laughing her head off like an hyena? Is she over compensating for Will’s icy tune out her ness? We all can sense a couple putting on a social face after a HUGE row but as Basher makes no effort to cover up, is he ultra confident that RR won’t report anything untoward unless he slaps her with a fish in public? Didn’t Walter Winchell back in Hollywood of 1950s describe volatile couples as don’t invite items??

  13. tamsin says:

    I saw a couple of nice shots with both William and Kate smiling and interacting with each other. So, not quite at the Charles and Diana in Korea stage yet.

    • L4Frimaire says:

      I never seen that scenario. They’re just a bit bored. He’s self centered and indifferent but I think they’re fine with each other. She’s way too invested and her mean girl ways are compatible with his Sussex obsession, and they’re both equally lazy. They seem to have an understanding as long as he’s discreet. He got messy with the rose garden.

    • Tessa says:

      Maybe William was nervous that Kate would say something embarrassing like she would want another BABY.

  14. Identicaloskar says:

    I would like to spend the day visiting goats. It’d be a lot more relaxing than the usual crap I have to put up with.

  15. BeanieBean says:

    The text promoting the weird silent video is so poorly written I can’t quite figure out what they’re trying to say. Do they not have professional comms people on staff? I’d be embarrassed to put such drivel out for all the world to see.

  16. KFG says:

    They were asked not to come to Wales because it’s super expensive for the towns to pay for it. Also, pandemic, and this is not highlighting the local economy, it’s negatively impacting it.

    • YaGotMe says:

      “Towns” of which Wales is not, do not pay for visits from the dog and pony show. Foreign tours are requested (in theory) and financed, these day trips for bread and butter appearances are not that .

      • KFG says:

        Yes they do! You should really look it up. Wales is a country, however the cambs visited a town in Wales! These places have to cover security and other expenses. Check Welsh Twitter they’ll enlighten you.

  17. SUNNYVILE says:

    Yet another vanity project🙄I wonder if the residents or said visited person has any say in these “visits”?! I can imagine they cost more than contribute in local economy. If you think about it nobody really benefits except the keenbridges.

    That said I agree with others, willywonka seems to be so fed up lately and doesn’t bother play for the cameras

    • JuliaP says:

      I read an article about a town that was bankrupted by a royal visit. The cost of security and building a toilet for the Queen which she never used was much more than they budgeted for.

  18. Likeyoucare says:

    Awww kate look so comfortable with the white kids in the farm than POC kids at school.
    Okay, i’ll see myself out now.

  19. jferber says:

    Well, I think they reached their level what with visiting Welsh goats. Finally a meeting of the minds!

  20. Sarah B. says:

    It’s amazing that William and Kate had an engagement on the same day as Prince Charles, yet no one screaming from the rooftops about them trying to “overshadow” Prince Charles. That invisible contract gets more visible day after day

  21. AC says:

    Baldimort made me laugh so hard! I needed that! 😂😂😂😂😂

  22. M&gan says:

    They only ever seem to do ‘hobby’ visits. Kate usually chooses to do something that involves talking to little kids, because that’s what she feels comfortable doing. This time it’s visiting a farm with cute goats. But I fail to see the purpose of it.

  23. matthew says:

    nothing comes between Kate Middleton and her jeggings.