The children’s royal! Princess of Wales performs the Hokey Cokey with families as she visits community centre nursery in Cornwall
- The Princess of Wales joined in the Hokey Cokey on first official visit to Cornwall
- Kate, 41, visited the Dracaena Centre in Falmouth alongside the Prince of Wales
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The Princess of Wales joined parents in doing the Hokey Cokey while visiting Cornwall today with the Prince of Wales on her first official visit to the county since taking on their new roles.
William, 40, and Kate, 41, visited the harbour town of Falmouth on Thursday to learn about the area’s heritage at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall before visiting a community centre.
Mother-of-three Kate joined in the nursery rhyme with staff, parents and children at the Dracaena Centre, in Falmouth.
Dressed in a deep red roll neck knit dress, the Duchess of Cornwall got involved singing and dancing along to the familiar tune in a circle surrounded two tots.
The Princess of Wales joined in the Hokey Cokey on first official visit to Cornwall since taking on the title Duchess of Cornwall
Located between Falmouth and Penryn, the centre serves both towns and the surrounding rural area. It has been in operation since 2008 and supports around 10,000 people a year.
Through services including family and youth support, children’s activities, legal advice, sports and fitness and community food programmes, the centre aims to empower individuals, promote equal opportunity and build a stronger community.
During their visit, Kate and William spent time in a session for local mothers and their young children, hearing from them about how The Dracaena Centre has supported them as parents and promoted their children’s development through play and creativity.
Not only did Kate get the chance to sing and dance but she also joined her husband and locals in a game of table tennis.
During their visit, the royals visited a group of young people taking part in the Young and Talented Cornwall scheme, which gives financial aid to support young people across Cornwall reach their potential.
They also spent time with St Petrocs, a local homeless charity who work with people going through hardships in Cornwall.
The royal couple started their day at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, where they visited the museum’s workshop, and helped those working on the refurbishment of the Kiwi, a 14-foot sailing dinghy which was presented to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip as a wedding present from the Royal New Zealand Navy.
The Princess of Wales looked particularly thrilled to see her old prep school teacher Jim Embury – who now volunteers at the museum – and greeted him with a hug.
Mother-of-three Kate was seen at the Dracaena Centre, in Falmouth, joining in the nursery rhyme with staff, parents and children
Kate was pictured joining in with staff, parents and children for the Hokey Cokey song, in a large circle around two tots
The Princess of Wales wore a deep red roll neck knit dress as she joined in the dancing at the community centre
The Duchess of Cornwall is pictured here beaming as she sings along to the Hokey Cokey at the Dracaena Centre, in Falmouth
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall while in Cornwall, play table tennis during a visit to the Dracaena Centre in Cornwall
The Princess of Wales, known as the Duchess of Cornwall while in Cornwall, during a visit to the Dracaena Centre in Cornwall, to learn about the wide variety of support and services that the organisation provides to local people
This was the couples first official visit to the duchy together since taking on the roles of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall
The Princess of Wales looked particularly thrilled to see her old prep school teacher Jim Embury – who now volunteers at the museum – and greeted him with a hug
The royal couple started their day at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, where they visited the museum’s workshop, and helped those working on the refurbishment of the Kiwi
It is the first time the Duke and Duchess visited Cornwall together since taking on their new royal titles.
In November, William made his first official visit to Cornwall since taking on his new title, where he met staff, volunteers and young people at Newquay Orchard, which offers environmental education, employability training and community events.
William became the heir apparent – and known as the Prince of Wales – after the death of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of his father Charles to the throne.
He also inherited the title Duke of Cornwall and is now the Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge. Kate is now known as the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge.
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