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Duchess' first appearance since birth of Prince George

The Duchess of Cambridge will make her first public appearance since the birth of Prince George today as she joins husband William at the start of a marathon event on Anglesey.

The Duke of Cambridge is making one of his final public engagements on Anglesey as the new father's time on the island comes to an end.

The Duke will be joined by the Duchess of Cambridge but without Prince George. Credit: Michael Middleton/PA

William will be joined by Kate as he starts the gruelling, three-day annual "ultra" marathon run around the coast of the island, known as the Ring O' Fire.

The Duke and Duchess will meet some of the runners and their families and volunteers before the start - but the couple will not be bringing the royal baby.

The annual event is a 135-mile foot race around the rugged coast of Anglesey, staged over three days and including 13,695 feet of ascent.

The last time the Duchess was seen in public was the day after the birth of Prince George.


Duke of Cambridge to start Anglesey Ultra Marathon

A break from family duties: The Duke of Cambridge to start ultra marathon Credit: Michael Middleton/PA

The Duke of Cambridge will start the Ring O'Fire Anglesey Coastal Ultra Marathon on Anglesey later. The Ultra Marathon is an annual 135 mile coastal marathon circumnavigating the Isle of Anglesey. The foot race is staged over three days and follows the Anglesey Coastal Path around the island.

Prince William will meet a number of runners and their families and a selection of volunteers involved in the administration of the race before officially starting the Ultra Marathon.

The 135 mile distance and 13,695 feet of vertical ascent makes the Ring O' Fire one of the most extreme ultra marathons in the United Kingdom.

Prince William: We will miss Anglesey 'terribly'

Prince William told the crowds at the Anglesey Show today that he and Kate will miss the area terribly when his posting comes to an end next month.

The duke was on his second official public appearance since the birth of Prince George.

He watched gundog and falconry displays, before meeting local young farmers in North Wales.

In a speech he said he was sorry Kate couldn't be there and joked that his son was "very good looking."

William in on a three-year tour as an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot at RAF Valley in Anglesey which finishes at the end of September.


Duke to visit Anglesey Show

Prince William is a search and rescue pilot at RAF Valley. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

The Duke of Cambridge will visit the Anglesey show today. It's his second official public appearance since the birth Prince George.

He'll watch gun dog and falconry displays before meeting local young farmers at the 2 day event which attracts around 56 thousand people.

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Prince William in documentary as Search and Rescue sold off

The television series that documents Prince William's time with the Search and Rescue operations coincides with the news that the service is to be taken away from the RAF and privatised - a move that the prince is believed to have opposed.

ITV News' Royal Editor Tim Ewart reports:

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Prince William aids in quarry rescue

BBC One Wales have released a short preview video for Helicopter Rescue, the documentary featuring Prince William and the Search and Rescue team at the prince's base at RAF Valley on Anglesey.

The Sea King helicopter Credit: BBC Wales

The Duke of Cambridge is shown piloting a helicopter on a rescue mission to a slate quarry in Blaenau Ffestiniog.

One of his crew are winched from the ground after rescuing a boy who had fallen off an old railway bridge onto rocks.

Prince William speaking in the BBC documentary Helicopter Rescue Credit: BBC Wales

"As captain you're trying to play out the entire rescue, the transit to the rescue and back again in your mind, and pick up any circumstances or problems you can foresee, and try and fix them on the ground before you get airborne," he says in the programme.

The Sea King winches one of the Search and Rescue crew Credit: BBC Wales
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