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Smiling Kate looks relaxed during visit to Wales

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived at an oil refinery in Wales in their first visit to the country since the announcement that they are expecting their second child.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William visit Wales. Credit: PA

William and Kate, who used to live in Anglesey, will tour the Valero Pembroke Refinery on the Pembrokeshire coast.

The couple have a number of engagements this month after Kate, who is 15 weeks pregnant, returned to royal duties in late October as her extreme morning sickness eased.


Duchess of Cambridge named Royal Patron of 1851 Trust

The Duchess of Cambridge has been named as a Royal Patron of sailing charity The 1851 Trust.

The Duchess of Cambridge with multiple Olympic champion Sir Ben Ainslie. Credit: PA Wire

"I am delighted to be Royal Patron of The 1851 Trust. I feel very fortunate to have enjoyed sailing from a young age and I know it is a great way of providing young people with the opportunity to develop skills and confidence," the Duchess of Cambridge said.

"It is a hugely exciting time for sailing as the British challenger bids to bring the America's Cup back to Britain. I am looking forward to being part of this journey and I hope that through the 1851 Trust we can engage and inspire a new generation into sailing along the way."

Kensington Palace said the patronage reflected the Duchess's personal interests in sailing and in supporting children to "build their skills, confidence and aspirations".

The 1851 Trust is also supported by multiple Olympic champion Sir Ben Ainslie.

Kate set for first official engagement since pregnancy announcement

The Duchess of Cambridge will meet the president of Singapore in her first official engagement since she was struck down with severe morning sickness, Buckingham Palace said.

The Duchess of Cambridge is set to meet the president of Singapore. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Kate and William will formally welcome Tony Tan when he makes a four-day visit to the UK from October 21.

The Duchess, who is expecting her second child, is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum which she experienced during her first pregnancy.

It was announced on September 8 that Kate was pregnant for the second time and had the illness leading to a series of engagements being cancelled.

The Duchess hopes to meet Mr Tan but her attendance will be reviewed closer to the time, the Press Association understands.

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