The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out recently for a chilly visit to South Wales!
The duo arrived at Port Mumbles to visit with rescue crews and volunteers and made a stop at a local ice cream shop. The royal couple chatted with members of the public and Kate was pleasantly surprised when two of her former teachers stepped out to say hello. Denise Evans-Alford and her husband Kevin Alford taught Kate when she attended St. Andrew’s Prep School in Pangbourne, Berkshire. Kate attended the school along with sister Pippa and brother James until the age of 13.
According to reports, the Alfords traveled from their home in Carmarthenshire to see their former student since they hadn’t seen Kate in 20 years. Evans-Alford was Kate’s former netball coach while Alford taught her German and French. When Kate recognized the familiar faces she immediately gave them a hug. She also told them, “I want to instill in my children what I learned at St. Andrews.”
The teachers had nothing but good things to say about Kate from both before and after her new Duchess title. “Kate hasn’t changed at all, you can tell, Pippa and James are wonderful too. I’ve been waiting 20 years for this,” Alford said. “We saw her once when she came back to school, when she was 14, and we haven’t seen her since. Obviously, we’ve been following her career. She was in such a wonderful class of girls and they got on so well together.”
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Check out the special moment between Kate and her former teachers below: