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This is when The Prince And Princess of Wales will visit Wales

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The Prince and Princess of Wales will visit Wales today to meet different communities across the nation and learn about the work of key charitable organisations.

A statement released by Kensington Palace today reiterated The Prince and Princess’ deep affection for Wales, having made their first family home in Anglesey, and have thoroughly enjoyed previous visits and the warmth and kindness shown by the Welsh people.

The statement went on to say their Royal Highnesses are looking forward to spending more time in Wales over the coming months and years, taking the time to strengthen their relationship with communities in all parts of Wales.

During their first visit to Wales since becoming The Prince and Princess of Wales, they will visit Anglesey in North Wales and travel to Swansea.

RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station. Credit: Nathan Williams

Their Royal Highnesses will visit the RNLI Holyhead Lifeboat Station, where they will meet crew, volunteers and some of those who have been supported by their local unit. Holyhead is one of the three oldest lifeboat stations on the Welsh coast and has a remarkable history of bravery, having received 70 awards for gallantry.

Their Royal Highnesses will then take a short walk to the Holyhead Marine and Café Bar where they will meet local people including representatives of small businesses and organisations, including the Coastguard and Sea Cadets.

St Thomas Church. Credit: British Listed Building / Jon K

The Prince and Princess of Wales will visit St Thomas Church, a re-developed church in Swansea which supports people in the local area and across the City and County of Swansea.

Over the last two years the church has been transformed into a thriving community hub and is home to a vast array of services including:

  • A foodbank that supports over 200 people per week
  • Swansea Baby Basics which distribute essential items for vulnerable mothers acrossthe city such as toiletries and clothes
  • Facilities for the homeless including food, showers and toilets
  • A not-for-profit café and community training kitchen
  • A surplus food distribution network which collects food from supermarkets at the endof each day and distributes it from the church to prevent food waste and to help end food poverty.

As part of their visit, Their Royal Highnesses will meet those volunteering at the church across different initiatives including Baby Basics and the foodbank. Their Royal Highnesses will also spend some time meeting members of the public gathered outside the church.

The Princess of Wales has previously worked with Baby Banks and in the summer of 2020 brought together nineteen British brands and retailers to donate over 10,000 new items to more than 40 baby banks nationwide, operated by Baby Basics, Little Village, and AberNecessities. Her Royal Highness has visited a number of baby banks across the UK, including in London, Sheffield and West Norfolk where she has spent time speaking with families about their experiences of using their local baby bank services as well as helping unload donations.