4-yr-old schoolboy's expression breaks internet as he spots Kate, Princess of Wales
The little boy stole the show with his exuberant joy when presented the Princess of Wales with a posy of flowers during their visit to an RNLI station in Anglesey, Wales
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM: A young four-year-old schoolboy, named Theo Crompton, met Prince William and Kate Middleton during their stop at the RNLI station as the Prince and Princess of Wales began their new roles with a trip to Wales on September 27 and was "adorably" delighted as he presented them with a bouquet of flowers.
The royal couple saw the kid, who was all smiles, before meeting villagers and employees in Holyhead, Anglesey. During the Platinum Jubilee weekend, William and Kate took Prince George and Princess Charlotte to their first house together as newlyweds on the island.
The couple is spending the day touring Wales, starting in the north and ending in the southwest in Swansea. The new Prince and Princess of Wales have made good on their vow to visit as soon as possible in order to "deepen the trust and esteem" they have earned from the people of Wales. It was in June when the royal couple last visited Wales to Cardiff Castle where rehearsals for the Platinum Jubilee concert were taking place.
The royal couple met Theo Crompton while in Holyhead to visit the local RNLI Lifeboat Station. While they met the crew, volunteers and those rescued by the team stationed there, it was the young four-year-old who stole the show with his exuberant joy when he met the new Prince and Princess of Wales. The Princess looked delighted as she accepted the flowers from the young royal fan.
William and Kate later also took the time to meet other locals, walking down to the Holyhead Marine and Cafe Bar. The area has fond memories for the couple as Holyhead is only a half-hour drive from the four-bedroom house the prince and princess rented as newlyweds on the Isle of Anglesey when William was an RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot. It was when they led their most 'normal' and private life, between 2010 and 2013. It is also where they raised their eldest child and second-in-line for the throne, Prince George. Wales holds a significant emotional connect to Prince William's childhood too. His first royal engagement at eight years of age was in Cardiff with his mother, Diana, the then-Princess of Wales, a title now held by his wife Kate.
After leaving Holyhead, the couple travelled to St Thomas Church in Swansea, which among other things is a community hub providing not-for-profit services to the homeless and the vulnerable, from food, showers and toilet facilities to baby care essentials.
William has no plans to have an investiture ceremony to celebrate the formalization of his new title as Prince of Wales, so the official visit comes as something of a surprise. At a ceremony held at Caernarfon Castle in July of 1969, the Queen formally bestowed the title of Prince of Wales onto his father, now King Charles III. The occasion was attended by the royal family. During the elaborate ritual, the Queen put a crown on Charles' head and assisted with the arrangement of robes on his shoulders. In a show of loyalty to his mother, Charles had said, "I, Charles, Prince of Wales do become your liege man of life and limb."
It is well known that William does not want to have "any type" of investiture similar to the one that was organized for the King. Instead, he is intent on working to earn the growing confidence and respect of the people of Wales over a course of time to truly embody the title bestowed on him.
A royal source said in the aftermath of the Queen's death, "The new Princess of Wales appreciates the history associated with this role but will understandably want to look to the future as she creates her own path." William called Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford a few days after the Queen's death, and the two talked about how much William loved his home country. While the couple was residing in Anglesey, the prince worked as a search and rescue helicopter pilot for the Royal Air Force. He "expressed his and the Princess of Wales's honour in being asked by the King to serve the Welsh people."