No matter whether it rains or sparkles, the Duchess of Cambridge is always able to salute those who wait patiently to catch a glimpse of her. During Kate’s last trip in Blackpool, the Duchess was confronted with an unpleasant ruin of the rain, but he made sure that he greeted the crowds that had waited for the royal visit for hours.
The Duchess of Cambridge and her husband, Prince William, greeted fans for half an hour during their trip to the seaside resort, leaving their engagement about 15 minutes late.
Upon arrival, the couple had the opportunity to use umbrellas, but Kate refused. She stood in the rain instead while she met fans and wanted to make sure people could see her – an umbrella would obscure sight for those looking back.
The queen has a similar strategy that she uses during Meet and Greets. In the documentary The Queen at 90, the daughter-in-law of the sovereign, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, explains her deliberately colorful fashion choices: “She must notice that people can say:” I saw the queen. ‘”
She adds: “Do not forget that when she pops up somewhere, the crowd is two, three, four, ten, fifteen deep and someone wants to say that they saw a piece of the queen’s hat as she passed.”
During the trip to Blackpool Tower, Kate stayed warm in a Sportmax green coat, on her green printed shirt dress by Michael Kors and had her hair pulled back into a slender ponytail.
The duchess laughed as she pressed the people, especially when a little girl shouted: “Hello, Princess!” as she passed.
“She was beautiful,” says Mandy Tythe-McCallum from Visit Blackpool.
“I gave her the t-shirts and two mugs and told her that we still have the image of William and Harry wearing our t-shirts in our office, She said she would tell William and she said thank you she passes on. “