Prince William and wife Kate visit Wales for 1st time since getting new titles

The new Prince and Princess of Wales made their first official visit to Wales since they began using their updated titles.

Prince William and the former Kate Middleton were named the Prince and Princess of Wales following the death of Queen Elizabeth II earlier this month. They were previously known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall.

The Prince And Princess Of Wales Visit Wales (Samir Hussein / Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Prince And Princess Of Wales Visit Wales (Samir Hussein / Samir Hussein/WireImage)

William and Kate made a few stops during their Tuesday visit to Wales, which is one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom, beginning with an event at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's Holyhead Lifeboat Station.

The Prince And Princess Of Wales Visit Wales (WPA Pool / Getty Images)
The Prince And Princess Of Wales Visit Wales (WPA Pool / Getty Images)

William sported a dark navy suit while Kate wore a knee-length red coat and wide-legged black trousers as they greeted crew members, volunteers and members of the public at Holyhead, one of the oldest lifeboat stations on the Welsh coast.

During their visit, the couple accepted flowers from well-wishers and greeted children in the crowd.

The Prince And Princess Of Wales Visit Wales (WPA Pool / Getty Images)
The Prince And Princess Of Wales Visit Wales (WPA Pool / Getty Images)

The prince and princess also met with other members of the local community, including members of the coast guard and sea cadets, at the Holyhead Marine and Café Bar.

The Prince And Princess Of Wales Visit Wales (Mark Cuthbert / UK Press via Getty Images)
The Prince And Princess Of Wales Visit Wales (Mark Cuthbert / UK Press via Getty Images)

Later in the afternoon, they visited the nearby town of Swansea, meeting with volunteers at St. Thomas Church.

The church provides a range of services to the local community, including serving as a food bank, providing baby supplies for parents in need, and running a nonprofit café and community training kitchen, Kensington Palace said in a news release.

William is now using a title previously held by his father, King Charles III. And Kate's title was once famously held by William’s late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

Earlier this month, a Kensington Palace spokesperson said that Kate “appreciates the history associated with this role” but will “understandably want to look to the future as she creates her own path.”

“The couple are focused on deepening the trust and respect of the people of Wales over time,” the spokesperson said. “The Prince and Princess of Wales will approach their roles in the modest and humble way they’ve approached their work previously.”

This article was originally published on TODAY.com