The Princess of Wales wore separates for engagements in Hereford with the Prince of Wales today.
The couple’s first visit was at Madley Primary School’s Forest School. Outdoor learning is a priority at the school and all children take part in the Forest School curriculum at least once a week, attending classes outdoors in a woodland setting. Students learn national curriculum subjects as well as environmental awareness, conservation, and woodland management.
This Express story: reports, “The royal couple helped pupils prepare food around a campfire as they explored the premises…and also helped students debark logs as well as make a tree den.”
The Waleses, who were gifted books for their children, George, Charlotte and Louis on arrival, took part in skimming bark off logs before crouching down and using a saw to help make a tree den.
The Duchy of Cornwall and Madley Primary have been partners with the Forest School initiative for the last twelve years. Some readers may recall that as heir to the throne, Prince William became the Duke of Cornwall with the accession of King Charles, and the Duchy now belongs to him.
The Duchy owns land in twenty counties in England and Wales; Prince William trained for more than a year for the role he knew he would fill one day running the Duchy, spending time with his father and Duchy managers in preparation for the eventuality. Today’s Telegraph has a piece by royal correspondent India McTaggart that examines Prince William’s efforts in one area of Duchy management.
The Prince of Wales has announced that he will put mental health schemes at the heart of his approach to running the Duchy of Cornwall.
The move marks the first significant change from how the estate, which generates an annual income of some £24 million for his family, was run by his father.
His new strategy will aim to provide mental health care and support for all tenants of the 130,000-acre estate he inherited on the death of his grandmother.
Returning to today’s activities, the Prince and Princess also visited Kings Pitt Farm, where they met with Duchy of Cornwall farming tenants, Sam and Emily Stables.
We learn more from Hello’s coverage.
Sam and Emily set upWe Are Farming Minds to remove the stigma attached to mental health issues in the farming industry. The charity works tirelessly to improve the mental health of farmers living in rural communities throughout Hereford.
The Princess meeting a youngster during the day’s visit.
One more photo from today’s engagements.
Now for our look at what Kate wore, beginning with her new blazer from Maje.
The Vincio Fitted Check Blazer is a double-breasted style, made of a viscose/poly blend. It features peaked lapels, front flap pockets, a welted chest pocket, buttons at the cuff and a center back vent. Thank you to UFO No More for this ID.
The Princess also wore her See by Chloé Liegi Ankle Boots.
It also looked like the Princess wore her Daniella Draper Trio Diamond Midnight Moon Necklace ($1700).
The Princess wore what appears to be a pair of earrings by Spells of Love, the Welsh brand’s Teardrop Garnet Charm Hoops in 18K recycled gold atop sterling silver with removable garnet. I had almost forgotten many of us thought the hoops were worn by themselves when the Princess visited the Irish Guards in March.
Below, a photo from that March engagement. Thank you to Gabi and a Facebook friend who wishes to remain anonymous for this ID.
I will see you for Monday’s engagement, if not before then.