Duchess of Cambridge makes public appearance

The Duchess of Cambridge wowed the crowds. Picture: PA
The Duchess of Cambridge wowed the crowds. Picture: PA
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THE Duchess of Cambridge has made her first public appearance since the birth of Prince George, joining 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 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 walkabout before the race, the royal couple shook hands and spoke to spectators at the event, in the blustery wind beside the coast.

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

Mrs Bingham, who is herself 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 George doing?’ She said, ‘He’s doing really well.”

Jasmine Tomblin, six, her nine-year-old sister Holly, and their friend, Megan Emery-Jones, seven, handed a posy of flowers to Kate along with a home-made card featuring a picture of a butterfly for Prince George.

Holly said: “She said, ‘Where do you live?’ and ‘We will be coming back soon to visit’.

“We made a butterfly with loads of glitter on. She said George really likes bright colours. She’s pretty.”