The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Scotland for their first joint public engagement since their royal tour of Australia and New Zealand.
The couple’s first stop was at the Strathearn Community Campus on Thursday morning, after they were thought to have left their 10-month-old son George at home with his nanny. While in the area William and Kate are known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn, and it’s the first time they have graced the region since they tied the knot in April 2011.
DUCHESS KATE AND PRINCE WILLIAM IMAGES FOR GALLERY
Duchess Kate in Scotland
The Duchess, née Kate Middleton and Prince William’s duties involved meeting Brownies, Scouts and Cadets as well as carers based in the Crieff area. The Prince was especially excited to greet those from the Scottish Air Ambulance as he thought about joining the team for his career.
Kate did her bit to boost the demand for the country’s fashion by donning a pink coat by Scottish designer Jonathan Saunders. Her dress was by Goat, and she accessorised with a Celtic design brooch which was a private wedding gift.
Duchess Kate was seen greeting children
Afterwards William, 31, and Kate, 32, visited MacRosty Park where they were greeted by crowds of adoring locals. At the restored gardens they unveiled a plaque which recognises the park as a Field in Trust.
On the rest of their itinerary for the day was an afternoon outing to Glenturret Distillery where they sampled a tipple from Famous Grouse whisky and mingled with local representatives of the community at a reception.
It was Prince William”s first joint engagement with Duchess Kate since the royal tour Down Under