Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Kate makes first public appearance

The Duke of Cambridge is making one of his final public engagements on Anglesey

The Duchess of Cambridge has made her first public appearance since the birth of Prince George as she joined husband William at an event on Anglesey.

The new parents took time off from changing nappies and nursing their six-week old son, described as a "little rascal" by his father, to meet and speak to runners and organisers of a gruelling marathon event which takes place annually on the island.

Kate wore black skinny jeans, a sage jacket and platform heels and was described as looking "absolutely gorgeous" by locals attending the event.

It is expected to be one of William and Kate's final public engagements on Anglesey as the new father's time on the island comes to an end and the young family move to London.

William was acting as starter for the race, called the Ring O' Fire and described as an "ultra" marathon - a three-day, 135-mile foot race around the rugged coast of Anglesey.

On a walkbout before the race, the royal couple shook hands and spoke to spectators at the event, Kate's long brown hair blowing about in the blustery wind beside the coast.

The Duchess was introduced to Sarah Bingham, 38, from Twickenham, south west London, whose husband James is the founder of the race.

Mrs Bingham, who is herself 37 weeks pregnant, said: "Kate said 'Congragtulations' and I was just saying about being on borrowed time at 37 weeks. They are both really lovely people, really genuine. It was nice to speak to her after what Kate's just been through. She looks wonderful, doesn't she?

"I said 'How's he (George) doing?' She said 'He's doing really well, he's with his grandma."

Park warden Will Stewart also spoke to Kate. He said: "She seemed genuinely interested in doing some walking. Especially after the baby, she wants to get back into shape. I said, 'You don't need to worry about that!' She looked great."

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