Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge brought some surprise guests with them to Wales today where they were in Cardiff for a visit to Cardiff Castle as part of the Platinum Jubilee weekend. Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined their parents to view the rehearsals for the Cardiff Castle Jubilee Concert taking place tonight.Embed from Getty Images
The Cardiff Castle Jubilee Concert features “some of Wales finest singers and entertainers live on stage, choirs, bands and a full piece orchestra”. Some coverage from the BBC:
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Richard Perry, from Port Talbot, the concert producer, said the excitement for the event have been “building for the last three months”.
“It was heightened once we heard that their royal highnesses were coming to visit the rehearsals and then, in the last couple of days when we heard the Bonnie Tyler has received an MBE, so it’s already coming together really, really fantastically well.”
“So we’re really excited about the community involvement that we’ve got as well and the fact that we’re covering everything from young people on the stage, two male voice choirs, covering the traditional aspects of a world culture and life,” Mr Perry added. “One of the things that we wanted to do when we put the show together was to cover all ages and give young people a showcase. We’ve also got a young singer from Cardiff, and it’s about a platform for young people.” He added it was “very much celebrating the Welshness of what our lives are about”.BBC
During the visit, The Cambridges were on stage to watch the orchestra rehearsal and Kate and Charlotte joined in on leading the orchestra.
Rebecca English shared that Kate said George is learning the electric guitar and Charlotte plays the piano.Embed from Getty Images
The kids also got to try their hand at DJing, sound mixing, and turning the lights up and down.Embed from Getty Images
While on stage, they also met Owain Wyn Evans, the weatherman drummer, who offered to let George and Charlotte try drumming, but they got shy and refused.
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Owain Wyn Evans said Princess Charlotte and Prince George had wanted to have a go on his drumkit, but they got a “bit too shy and so I did a little drum performance for them”.
“At the time I was dripping in glitter, but they said I actually needed more glitter – so I’m going to try and find some spray glitter for my fringe now,” he said.BBC
William and Kate were shown two collages of one of their engagement photos and a photo of The Queen by artist Nathan Wyburn.Embed from Getty Images
I have to include a photo of Kate and Charlotte meeting this regimental goat.Embed from Getty Images
George and Charlotte participated in the walkabout to greet wellwishers who turned up to meet the royals.Embed from Getty Images
The wee ones helped collect the flowers.Embed from Getty Images
Here is a video of the visit.
In keeping with her love of a good theme dressing opportunity, Kate wore this red Eponine London coat in Welsh red. She’s also wearing a navy dress and pumps.Embed from Getty Images
Kate previously wore this coat in May 2021 to the National Portrait Gallery to meet photographers featured in her Hold Still book.Embed from Getty Images
Kate’s earrings are Spells of Love “Alia Hoops” which she has worn previously. This is a Welsh brand so it’s fitting that she chose these.Embed from Getty Images
I’ll leave you with a few more photos from the visit.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images