The Prince and Princess of Wales will visit South Wales Valleys and Mid Wales

Prince and Princess of Wales set for special celebrations this week after joint outing

The Prince and Princess of Wales are planning additional festivities this weekend following a royal visit to a location that is significant to the couple.

The day after their two-day trip to the South Wales Valleys and Mid Wales on Thursday and Friday, William, 40, and Catherine, 41, will celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 29.


William and Catherine on their wedding day on 29 April 2011
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In 2011, the Prince wed Kate Middleton, his longtime university sweetheart, in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey that was broadcast to the entire world.

Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen created a satin and lace gown for the royal bride, which she looked stunning in. The Cartier Halo tiara, which was created in 1936 for Elizabeth, the wife of King George VI, was also lent to Catherine by the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Then-Duke and Duchess of Cambridge relocated into a cottage on the Bodorgan Estate in Anglesey, an island off the coast of Wales where William was stationed as a search and rescue pilot, shortly before their nuptials.


The royal bride wore the Cartier Halo tiara on her wedding day
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William and Catherine will interact with mountain rescue climbers and a Welsh rugby club while they are in town this week.

Along with members of the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team, the Prince and Princess will attend Dowlais Rugby Club in Wales on Thursday.

In anticipation of their significant tenth wedding anniversary in 2021, Kensington Palace has released brand-new images of William and Catherine that were taken by Chris Floyd.

The couple also made a cute family video, which features their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, playing and strolling along a Norfolk beach.

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Following a week of celebrating Prince Louis’ fifth birthday, William and Catherine are celebrating their anniversary.


Duchess Catherine wore the Cartier Halo tiara for her wedding to Prince William


To commemorate the event, the palace released two new photos of the young prince, one of which showed Louis grinning as his mother Catherine pushed him in a wheelbarrow.

The Princess typically uses a second photographer to take her children’s official portraits, but for this occasion she asked Millie Pilkington, the couple’s private wedding photographer, for assistance.

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