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Kate Middleton paid a sweet tribute to Welsh football legend Gareth Bale in Cardiff today as she held her hands in a heart-shape - the former winger's favourite celebration.
The Prince and Princess of Wales, both 41, visited Fitzalan High School in the Welsh capital as part of a day of royal visits where they met with members of the Windrush Generation to celebrate the start of Black History Month.
Showing she truly is attuned to Welsh culture, the royal put her hands out in a sweet heart gesture - a move Bale would do after scoring.
Bale, who was born in Cardiff, is considered the best footballer to ever play for Wales and had an illustrious career at Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid, as well as captaining his national team to third place at Euro 2016, the country's best ever result. He retired earlier this year.
It comes after William and Kate took each other on in a game of table tennis this afternoon as they met with Windrush elders in Cardiff, before doling out the hugs to members of the public who came to see them.
Kate Middleton paid a sweet tribute to Welsh football legend Gareth Bale in Cardiff today - as she held her hands in a heart-shape, the former winger's favourite celebration
Ping pong princess! Kate joined in with a game of table tennis with a member of the Ethnic Minority Youth Forum for Wales
The Princess of Wales hugged a member of the public as she left Cardiff today
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Kate wore her brunette tresses in loose curls and opted for a lowkey make-up look for the day out
The Princess met with school pupils during her trip to Wales
Princess of Wales visits Fitzalan High School as she celebrates the beginning of Black History Month
The Prince of Wales and The Princess of Wales meet with members from the Windrush Cymru Elders, Black History Cymru 365 and the Ethnic Minority Youth Forum for Wales at the Grange Pavilion - where one appears to gift Kate a cake
Dressed in a £549 navy pinstripe jacket from Holland Cooper and matching wide-leg navy trousers, Kate, 41, teamed up with a young woman at the Grange Pavilion as the pair took on the Prince of Wales (who had also found a dedicated teammate).
The famously competitive couple beamed as they took each other on in a doubles match during their engagement, which saw them meet with migrants from the Windrush Generation who settled in Wales, on the 75th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush to the UK.
The couple appeared very hands on with both school children and elders they met - even embracing one in a hug.
Alongside her chic, tailored suit, which is the same outfit she wore to welcome Apple CEO Tim Cook to Windsor Castle last week, the Princess opted for a white body underneath the outfit. She wore her brunette locks in loose curls hanging down her shoulders.
The couple have a reputation for being competitive with one another, which they recently opened up about on Mike Tindall's podcast, where they compared themselves to Monica from hit sitcom Friends - and said their table tennis games can 'go on for hours' and become a 'mental game' between the two of them.
The royal couple were greeted with a huge crowd of schoolchildren from schools which have included Windrush lessons in the curriculum to teach pupils about how the Windrush generation shaped society in the UK.
Upon arrival at the Grange Pavilion in Grangetown suburb of the Welsh capital the royal couple met schoolchildren who were keen to meet a real-life Prince and Princess.
Their royal highnesses shook hands with the young royal fans, while also giving some pupils a little fist-bump or a high five.
It's Kate vs William! The royal couple, who are famously competitive, each teamed up with a different partner to take each other on
The Princess of Wales teamed up for a game of doubles table tennis during her day of engagements
A right royal hug! Both William and Kate embraced a member of the Windrush generation
The Princess of Wales looked elegant in a pinstripe suit as she stepped out in Cardiff today to mark the 75th anniversary of the Windrush Generation's arrival in the UK
One member of the public appeared to give the Prince and Princess a homemade cake
The couple weren't shy to dole out the hugs with grateful wellwishers
Kate continued her business chic style in the pinstriped suit
The royal couple were greeted with a huge crowd of schoolchildren from schools which have included Windrush lessons in the curriculum to teach pupils about how the Windrush generation shaped society in the UK
Princess of Wales meets with members from the Windrush Cymru Elders during a visit to the Grange Pavilion as they celebrates the beginning of Black History Month
Their royal highnesses shook hands with the young royal fans, while also giving some pupils a little fist-bump or a high five
As they said hello to the young fans, who were waving flags from Wales and other nations around the world, Prince William seemed mesmerised by a young pupil's headband which featured two pink pom poms.
Among Kate and William's engagements today are a visit to the Grange Pavilion in Grangetown, where they are meeting members from groups including the Windrush Cymru Elders, Black History Cymru 365 and the Ethnic Minority Youth Forum for Wales.
The Grange Pavilion is a partnership project between Grange Pavilion Project, Grangetown Community Action, Cardiff University and Cardiff Council which saw them redevelop a previously vacant bowls pavilion into a community facility.
The space offers a community café, employment and training opportunities and has become a key meeting place for the Ethnic Minority Youth Forum, Windrush Cymru Elders and Black History Cymru 365 for Wales.
Kate continued her new suited style in a Holland Cooper suit
The Princess of Wales met with school pupils during the day out
One member of the public appeared to gift the Princess of Wales a homemade Victoria sponge cake
Kate put on a very animated display as she met with the public
Kate waved at crowds as she left the pavilion in the Welsh capital
Kate opted for a golden earrings and a glamourous make-up look for the day out
The Princess of Wales sported the navy pinstripe double-breasted jacket with gold buttons as she arrived in Grangetown
A royal fist-bump: The Princess of Wales smiled as she ditched the traditional shaking of hands and greeted a young royal fan in a different way
Prince William also greeted some of the schoolchildren who had queued up to meet him with a fist-bump
Schoolchildren lined up to fist-bump the heir to the throne as he arrived at the Grange Pavilion in Cardiff
During the couple's visit, they heard about how the community had been impacted by the arrival of the Windrush Generation more than seven decades ago
Princess Kate chatted to elders from the Windrush community to hear their stories
The Windrush Cymru Elders group was established in 2017 as part of Race Council Cymru and aims to promote the understanding of ethnic minority elders' concerns and needs whilst also celebrating the contributions of the Windrush Generation and people of African descent in Wales.
The Prince and Princess heard about the lived experiences of the elders and the impact the generation has had in Wales since their arrival 75 years ago.
As well as the Elders, Their Royal Highnesses are spending time with the Ethnic Minority Youth Forum which is a youth advisory panel for Race Council Cymru and consists of young people aged 11-25 who seek to be a voice of change for young people from minority ethnic groups in Wales.
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