Prince William was greeted by crowds as he arrived at the Anglesey Show on Wednesday morning, to fulfil his first official duty since the birth of his son Prince George last month.
The first-time father was all smiles as he walked around the grounds, chatting to local farmers and watching the gundog and falconry displays the locals had put on.
Prince William, whose wife Kate Middleton has remained at her parents’ home with their newborn, joked that he “should have brought Lupo for the spaniel show,” referring to the couple’s dog.
“He would have just run off and never come back again,” the royal told ITV. “It would have been very embarrassing.”
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Prince William and Kate spent much of Kate’s pregnancy in Anglesey, where he is based as a search and rescue pilot. It is largely thought that Wednesday’s visit will be the prince’s final farewell to the island that has been his home for several years.
With the recent birth of Prince George, Prince William will reportedly return to London where he can care for his new family. He is thought to join his regiment, the Household Cavalry’s Blues and Royals, which will allow him to carry out more royal engagements in support of the Queen.
The new father is due to view some cattle judging before moving to the central show area where he will give a short speech and be presented with a gift by the show organisers. Prince William will say a few words in Welsh, no doubt to the delight of the local crowds.