Prince William makes solo trip to Wales as Princess Kate continues to recuperate

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Prince William visits Wrexham in Wales today

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 01/03/2024

- 12:30

Updated: 01/03/2024

- 13:22

The Prince of Wales travelled to Wrexham to celebrate St David's Day

Prince William made a solo trip to Wales today as Princess Kate continues to recuperate at Adelaide Cottage.

The Prince of Wales visited Wrexham today to mark St David’s Day, where he celebrated the city’s vibrant community spirit.

William, 41, travelled to The Turf pub next to Wrexham AFC to hear about the positive impact the venue has had on the community.

The Turf is the oldest public house at any sports stadium around the world.

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Prince William became the Prince of Wales after the death of Queen Elizabeth II


During his visit, Prince William was photographed meeting staff, members of the community and representatives of charitable organisations.

He also saw the football pitch to hear about the club’s rise over the past three years since the takeover by Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds.

Following this, the Prince of Wales visited a local school to hear about the work pupils have done to learn about Welsh history.

The school is called Ysgol Yr Holl Saint/All Saint’s School.

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The Prince of Wales meeting Executive Director of Wrexham AFC Humphrey Ker


William took part in activities including Dawnsio Gwerin, traditional Welsh folk dancing, and baking Bara Brith, a Welsh tea bread flavoured with dried fruits and spices.

The 41-year-old also met Year 6 pupils who have been learning about the history of the Gresford Mining Disaster.

The pupils have worked with the Miners Rescue Station in Wrexham to create a project to commemorate the tragedy.

Whilst in Wrexham, the prince will also visit the memorial of the disaster.

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Prince William visits The Turf public house


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The Prince of Wales and Rob McElhenney (right) share a drink during a visit to The Turf public house


This was one of the most serious disasters in British coal mining history and occurred 90 years ago.

This outing came 24 hours after Kensington Palace issued a statement about Princess Kate's recovery timeline.

They said: "We were very clear from the outset that the Princess of Wales was out until after Easter and Kensington Palace would only be providing updates when something was significant."

The Princess of Wales is recuperating at Adelaide Cottage following her abdominal surgery in January.

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