The Princess of Wales is known for her warm interactions with children, and she had a heartwarming moment during her recent visit to the Welsh village of Aberfan. As she stopped to chat with mother-of-two Lucy Williams on Friday, a one-year-old boy named Daniel reached out and grabbed her £675 black Mulberry bag.
Rather than being taken aback, Kate had the best reaction. She let little Daniel play with the bag, which Lucy Williams and her mother-in-law, Carole Williams, described as a “memorable” and “priceless” encounter. Carole Williams survived the Aberfan disaster in 1966, which claimed the lives of 144 people, including 116 schoolchildren.
The visit to Aberfan Memorial Garden was an important one for Prince William and Kate, as it allowed them to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in the tragedy. The couple also carried out engagements in the South Wales Valleys and Mid Wales during their visit from Thursday to Friday.
On Thursday, they tried their hand at abseiling and took part in training exercises with the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team, a volunteer-run organisation that responds to calls 24 hours a day, all year round. Later, they treated volunteers to pizzas from the Little Dragon Pizza Van at the Dowlais Rugby Club.
As the prince and princess of wales continue their royal duties, they will celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary on May 29. This year is also significant as King Charles's coronation is set to take place on May 6.
Kate's sweet interaction with little Daniel is just one example of her compassionate nature and how she connects with people from all walks of life. It is heartening to see members of the royal family making efforts to connect with communities and pay their respects to those who have suffered.