On Sunday, the couple left Euston Station on board the Royal Train for the first of nine stops on their whirlwind 48 hour, 1,250-mile tour across England, Scotland and Wales.
Speaking of Kate and William,, who shared a tender moment as they attended a ‘Toast Your Own Marshmallow’ stall during a visit to Cardiff Castle on Tuesday, Angela claimed: ‘When you see that with Kate and William…when we saw them this morning, they were laughing.
Kate Middleton and Prince William ‘have changed’ since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped back as senior royals in March, royal biographer Angela Levin has claimed. Pictured, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge toast marshmallows during a visit to meet students at the ‘Christmas at the Castle’ event held at Cardiff Castle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited the Los Angeles National Cemetery in honour of Remembrance Sunday, in Los Angeles on November 8
‘Kate was moving to the music and they’re very, very easy with each other. I think there’s been a big change since Harry and Meghan have gone that they feel more relaxed.
‘Maybe not under attack and they feel very much like a team, you can feel that.’
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge set off on their tour to pay tribute to the incredible work of individuals and organisations that have gone above and beyond in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
And Angela Levin praised the couple’s decision, adding: ‘I don’t really like that expression but you can see that they’re natural together and they both are hoping to do the right thing at the right time.
The Duke and Duchess met a small number of residents, including Tricia Davis, of Bath & North East Somerset Council which runs the home, who said, ‘We are absolutely delighted by the visit which means 2020 can end on a positive note’ (pictured)
The Duke and Duchess shared a tender moment as they attended a ‘Toast Your Own Marshmallow’ stall during a visit to Cardiff Castle on Tuesday
Keep the cold at bay like Kate in an Alexander McQueen coat
The Duchess of Cambridge is repeating all her very best coats on the royal train tour!
So far we’ve had green Alexander McQueen, blue Catherine Walker and a navy Hobbs number.
Today Kate is donning a full length crimson coat, accessorized with her Grace Han bag, Spells of Love earrings, a festive red tartan scarf and Ralph Lauren boots.
This one is also by her go-to label, Alexander McQueen, and is crafted from wool with a double-breasted front, classic peak lapels and a tailored silhouette. We love the super long length too!
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‘And the way they talk and interchange, sometimes he does and sometimes she does.’
One of the highlights of the trip was the couple’s arrival at each stop on the Queen’s distinctive burgundy-liveried Royal Train.
Queen Victoria was the first reigning British sovereign to use the Royal Train, in June 1842.
The journey was from Slough – at that time the closest train station to Windsor Castle – to London, Paddington.
In 1977, the year of the present’s Queen’s Silver Jubilee, a single set of ‘Royal Train’ carriages was formed for the first time and has remained in service ever since.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with the Queen at an event to thank local volunteers and key workers from organisations and charities in Berkshire, who will be volunteering or working to help others over the Christmas period in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle on December 8, 2020 in Windsor
The locomotives that power the train are capable of speeds up to 125mph, but when they are on Royal duty are restricted to 100mph.
Permission to travel on the nine-carriage train has to be given by the Queen personally, and she is said to be very much behind her grandson and granddaughter-in-law’s ‘wonderful’ idea.
Although the train looks grand from the outside, its carriages are far more spartan than anyone could imagine.
Royal guests have to make do with small single beds. There are no showers – instead there are rather dated-looking 70s-style baths with a marker line to stop them being over-filled.
There is, however, a 12-steamer supper car with a Formica table.
And it does allow the couple to travel overnight between stops, visiting as many towns and cities as possible.