Welsh Catherine Zeta-Jones praises the new Princess of Wales

Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales visit St Thomas Church in Swansea on what is the couple's first visit to Wales with their new titles.
Credit: Joann Randles/Cover Images
Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales visit St Thomas Church in Swansea on what is the couple's first visit to Wales with their new titles. Credit: Joann Randles/Cover Images
Catherine Zeta-Jones loves her native country's new Princess. 

The actress posted a photo on Instagram of the new Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton. The photo showed Kate hugging a 2-year-old girl named Charlotte, who sported a traditional costume, on Tuesday during her first visit to Wales since she and Prince William received their new titles.

“I love our Princess of Wales. I love our Welsh National Costume,” the star captioned the sweet image.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Zeta-Jones’ patriotic pride runs deep, and her birthplace, Swansea, Wales, has reciprocated her feelings. In 2019, she returned to Swansea to receive the Freedom of the City of Swansea, an honourary award, as part of the city’s 50th birthday celebration.

The actress has also been honoured by the royal family for her services to the film industry and to charity, receiving a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 2011.

On Tuesday, the newly appointed Prince and Princess of Wales visited the country for the first time since receiving their new titles. It is custom for the British heir to the throne and his wife to be named Prince and Princess of Wales, as William’s father and late Mother, Princess Diana, were.

Their day began in Anglesey, where they lived together as newlyweds in 2010 and as new parents after the birth of Prince George while William worked as a search and rescue helicopter pilot with the Royal Air Force.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The visit also included a trip south to Zeta-Jones’ hometown to see a redeveloped church in Swansea that had been transformed into a thriving community hub. The Prince and Princess were welcomed there by a group of children from the Swansea 1st Eastside Boys Brigade and Girls’ Association.

Shortly before the royal couple arrived at St. Thomas’s Church, the church bells rang to the tune of “God Save the King” and several of the 300 well-wishers crammed along the narrow street sang along.

“It’s wonderful that Charles bestowed the title on them,” local Sarah East told media outlets. “He was always known as William of Wales as a boy. They’re so well-suited to it as they’ve lived in Anglesey and know all about Wales.”

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