Prince William shares rare personal detail about his wife Kate Middleton with sweet compliment

Prince William and Kate Middleton
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Prince William has shared a rare personal detail about his wife Kate Middleton during their trip to Wales.

Prince William has revealed a rare personal detail about his wife Kate Middleton as he pays her a compliment during a chilly walkabout in Wales.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took part in an official engagement this week as they celebrated St David's Day in Wales and went on a public walkabout - their first in two years.

During the visit Prince William told members of the public, "[Kate] has the coldest hands ever."

But he followed up his remark with a sweet compliment, "They say, 'Cold hands, warm heart.'" he added.

William and Kate, who have been married since 2011, made the trip without their three children Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six and Prince Louis, four, as they were attending school and nursery.

But during the outing, Kate gave a rare glimpse inside home life as they took a break during the school holidays as she revealed how Prince George had been helping out his parents.

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While visiting a Welsh Goat farm She said, "That was George's job at half term – moving feed."

Prince William then explained that the children had been getting involved with the day-to-day running of the farm and added, "We are trying some Agroforestry as well."

Agroforestry is the strategic planting of trees and shrubs to improve the land.

It is likely that the Duke was speaking about the couple's second home Anmer Hall on the Queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

Prince William previously revealed, "We spend as much time as we can here, it's very peaceful."

Prince William and Kate enjoyed time with their eldest son Prince George at the weekend when they watched the England V Wales Rugby match and it was during this outing that fans noticed the youngster has inherited a specific trait from his dad.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)