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Kate shines on first outing since birth of Prince George

By Pat Hurst

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.

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 37 weeks pregnant, said: "Kate said 'congratulations' 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'."

Marian Wyn-Jones, the High Sheriff of Gwynedd, who also met Kate at the event, said: "We were talking about the joy she was having from George and how quick he was changing, she couldn't quite believe it. She's enjoying every minute of it."

William said a public goodbye to Wales a fortnight ago as he confirmed that his young family would be leaving their Anglesey home and moving "elsewhere" when his three-year posting as a search and rescue helicopter pilot at RAF Valley ends this month.

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