Princess Catherine gets special seal of approval from Welsh star after historic visit

The Princess of Wales paid her first visit to the country since taking on this meaningful title and received praised from a major Hollywood star...

Princess Catherine gets seal of approval from Welsh star, seen here as she arrives at St Thomas Church
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Princess Catherine has got a special seal of approval from a major Welsh star after undertaking a historic visit since becoming the new Princess of Wales. 

The day after the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral was announced on 8th September, the new King Charles paid tribute to her in what was his first ever address to the nation since becoming monarch. Thanking his beloved late mother for her “love and devotion”, His Majesty then went on to confirm that his eldest son Prince William and his wife Catherine were now the Prince and Princess of Wales. Following the end of the royal mourning period on September 27th, the couple paid their first historic visit to the country since taking on these hugely important roles. 

Whilst Princess Catherine’s adorable moment with a four-year-old fan captured some people’s imaginations, for one prominent Welsh star, it was another engagement that caught her eye. And it seems Princess Catherine has got a special seal of approval from none other than Catherine Zeta-Jones! 

Catherine, Princess of Wales meets two-year-old Charlotte as she leaves St Thomas Church

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After stepping out in Holyhead earlier in the day, the Prince and Princess of Wales travelled to Swansea where they visited the re-developed St Thomas’ Church. Here the senior royals learnt more about how the church supports people in the local community with its food bank and helps to distribute essentials to vulnerable mothers through the Baby Basics initiative. 

During this poignant engagement, Princess Catherine met two-year-old Charlotte who looked utterly adorable in Welsh National Costume. The heart-warming moment was captured in several snaps taken that day and they seem to have captured Hollywood star Catherine Zeta-Jones’ imagination. 

Taking to Instagram, the Welsh actor posted a picture of the future Queen Consort crouching down beside the young fan and declared, “I love our Princess of Wales❤️ I love our Welsh National Costume.❤️”. 

Catherine, Princess of Wales hugs Charlotte after receiving flowers at St Thomas Church

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And she wasn’t the only one to express her excitement at seeing the Princess of Wales undertaking this momentous visit. Catherine’s own fans were quick to respond to the actor’s post, mirroring her heartfelt comments. 

“So very proud of our new Princess of Wales such a gorgeous photo 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿❤️”, one person replied.

Someone else echoed these sentiments, writing simply, “I agree with you on both counts! ☺️ ❤️”.

“Such a sweet picture of the new Princess of Wales visiting your beloved home country: I’ve always found the Welsh traditional costume truly lovely, Catherine. ❤️”, a third fan shared.

Catherine Zeta-Jones visits Build Series

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Catherine’s seal of approval for the Princess of Wales during her Swansea visit could be seen as especially significant given that the Chicago star was born there. In 2019, Catherine Zeta-Jones returned home to Wales where she was given the honorary accolade of the Freedom of the City and County of Swansea during the celebrations for its 50th year as a city. 

Now another Catherine, the Princess of Wales, has spent time in her hometown and showcased her own love for Wales. In his speech announcing his son and daughter-in-law’s new titles, King Charles recently affirmed that Catherine and William would “continue to inspire and lead our national conversations” as well as to help “bring the marginal to the centre ground” where help could be given.  

Emma Shacklock
Senior Lifestyle Writer

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home,, and My Imperfect Life.