British Royal Family

Duchess Catherine and Prince William's colourful seaside visit gets everyone talking

The Isles of Scilly one day, Barry Island the next.

By Jess Pullar
Duchess Catherine and Prince William have stepped out together in a seaside town plenty of us will recognise - and they didn't hold back on embracing that summer holiday spirit.
On Wednesday, the royal couple visited Barry Island in Wales, the same location where popular British TV show Gavin and Stacey is filmed.
And much like the comedy series, the pair's visit was full of lighter moments and a lot of laughs - a much needed reprieve after a trying few months.
The pair made the surprise visit to see how local businesses were getting on in the wake of COVID-19 lockdowns across the UK.
They visited a mini amusement arcade, as well as several smaller businesses, including a cafe situated on the promenade.
In straight-up brilliant footage (seen in the player above), the royal pair went slightly off-script, by having a go on some of the gaming machines.
Duchess Catherine and Prince William tried their hand at some of the local arcade games. (Getty)
The pair also paid a visit to a local care home - incidentally, the very same one they had connected with three months ago during lockdown, where they joined in on a virtual game of bingo.
The royals' video call with residents from the home back in May was hilarious to watch, as some of the bingo players ripped shreds off the royals for their bingo-calling technique.
William clearly hadn't forgotten their sledging, because upon meeting one of the women from the home on Wednesday, he told her: "Hello Joan, do you remember we did the bingo with you? You said we weren't very good!"
Not missing a beat, Joan replied: "Yes, you did a bloody s**y job."
Watch the brilliant moment in the player below:
Kate looked heavenly during the occasion, wearing a recycled Emilia Wickstead floral midi dress, which she first wore just under a year ago during a visit to the RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey.
The gorgeous pale blue frock is a fan favourite - the Kiwi-born designer's creation features a pleated skirt and button up front, with a matching belt clinching at the waist.
Kate paired the look with her go-to Castaner Carina wedges and added a Mulberry clutch.
Basically, we're coveting this entire look.
Kate looked heavenly in a recycled Emilia Wickstead creation - along with her Amaia Kids floral face mask. (Getty)
Kate's certainly kept herself very busy this week.
On Tuesday, she stepped out in Sheffield to visit a local baby bank in line with her new pledge to support young families doing it tough amidst the COVID-19 crisis.
For the occasion, she wore another recycled favourite - her white Susannah shirt dress along with a gorgeous Amaia Kids floral face mask.
The Duchess looked ultra stylish on Tuesday in a floral face mask and white shirt dress - the very same she wore this time last year to Wimbledon. (Getty)
Duchess Catherine and Prince William seem well and truly refreshed following their brief family holiday to the Isles of Scilly last week.
The pair looked to be in good spirits, even sharing a rare PDA moment (for them, anyway!) as they played on the games machine.
Anyone else spot that sneaky back touch from Kate?
Yep, it certainly looks like they've emerged from lockdown stronger than ever.
Spot the PDA...! (Getty)

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