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Royalty Comes to Barry Island

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Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge visited my home town of Barry recently. It was all a bit hush hush – the business owners being sworn to secrecy.


The Cambridges’ latest visit comes as businesses in Wales have started to reopen their doors to the public as lockdown measures have started to ease. The Duke and Duchess heard about the impact that closing has had on the businesses during a typically busy period for the seaside resort, which attracted 424,000 visitors in 2019, and the measures they have put in place to allow them to start reopening in a safe and secure manner.


They visited a few of our favourites, Marco’s, Boofy’s and O’Sheas and chatted happily with the owners and crowds who were surprised beyond belief to see them on Barry Island. As always, my focus was on what Kate was wearing. I like her style. She never seems to put a foot wrong. I also think she conducts herself with such grace and class and is a true asset to the royal family.


As always, as soon as Kate is seen wearing something, the internet is set ablaze and the item is usually sold out within minutes.  We’ve seen Kate in this “Aurora” floral dress from Emilia Wickstead before back in September 2019 and it sold out at most retailers back then. I love the fact that she isn’t too proud to re-use a dress that she’s worn before.


Kate teamed her look with her favourite Castañer wedges and left her sun-kissed hair down and wavy. She appeared to be carrying her Mulberry clutch bag and wore her makeup in her usual natural, glowing style.

Kate looks so good in everything. She has great genes. Just take a look at her mum Carol – you can see where her slim figure comes from. Sister Pippa has the same slim physique.

Diana would have been so happy for her first-born son and I can just imagine how she and Kate would have been great friends – and shopping pals!

Thanks to Kevin Moore for his images.

Island life!
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