Kate and William made their first visit to the country after being awarded their new titles on September 27, 2022.
Catherine Zeta-Jones is in awe of her native's new Princess, Catherine Middleton. On September 28, 2022, the actress, 53, posted a photo on Instagram of the new Princess of Wales. The photo showed Kate hugging a 2-year-old girl named Charlotte, who sported a traditional costume, during her first visit to Wales since she and Prince William received their new titles.
"I love our Princess of Wales❤️ I love our Welsh National Costume❤️," the star captioned the sweet image, according to PEOPLE. The visit also included a drive to Zeta-Jones' hometown in the south to view a chapel that had been renovated and turned into a flourishing neighborhood center in Swansea. A group of young people from the Swansea 1st Eastside Boys Brigade and Girls' Association welcomed the Prince and Princess there. The post comes after the Legend of Zorro actress acknowledged Queen Elizabeth's death in a series of social media posts.
"Dearest HRH Queen Elizabeth, you have been and always will be close to my humble heart as it breaks today," she wrote on September 8, shortly after the Queen's death. "Our nation salutes you. Thank you. God Bless The Queen. Long Live The King 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 💔🏴." Zeta-Jones shares a deep feeling of pride in her country, Swansea, Wales, where she was born. As part of the city's 50th-anniversary celebration, she spent some time in Swansea in 2019 to accept the honorary title of Freedom of the City of Swansea.
In appreciation of her achievements in the film business and her contribution to charity, the actress also received the designation of Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 2011. Since the Queen's passing and Charles ascending the throne as King, several titles within the royal family have changed. The most significant changes have been made to William's titles as the upcoming heir to the throne. Kate will also be given a new title when it's time because she will be the king's wife. Currently, Middleton now holds the titles of Duchess of Rothesay, Princess of Wales, and Duchess of Cornwall, which Camilla formerly held. Everyone is delighted about the titles given to Kate and William since he will now be the next in line to the throne.
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