William and Kate in surprise visit to Cornwall’s Eden Project

Kate and Wills

Kate teamed the pants with a simple camisole and navy blue Smythe blazer, adding the clutch bag and Monsoon wedges she wore for her first day of the Cornwall tour on Thursday.

The Duchess, whose visit with Prince William to Isles of Scilly was delayed by weather, surprised by stepping out in ikat print pants from Gap.

“Kate poured a pint of Healey’s famous alcoholic Rattler cider, while admitting, ‘I’ve never mastered this!’ She then handed it to William, who took a sip and said it tasted ‘just like it does in the pub, ‘” says the celebrity news magazine.

One of the local residents who turned out to greet the royal couple was 89-year-old Gladys Perkins who fondly recalled the young Prince’s visits as a boy. However, they did get to visit the most popular tourist attraction of Cornwall because of the weather.

Taking shelter from the rain, William and Kate extended their visit to Cornwall’s Eden Project where they spent more than an hour and a half taking in the sights of the Rainforest Biome as they chatted to visitors.

The Isles of Scilly are part of the Duchy of Cornwall, a private estate of land, property and investments established in 1337, that fund the public, charitable and private activities of the Prince of Wales and his family.

Their itinerary has been scaled back, with events on the main island of St Mary’s cancelled, but they will still carry out engagements on the neighbouring islands of Tresco and St Martin’s.

“No-one said or did anything bad to Kate and William and my wife certainly has nothing to worry about”.

“I just told her that Mutty really wanted to meet her and she said “I bet the kids really like him”. But it was only at 10am that we got confirmation that they were coming”.

Eden Project director Gordon Seabright said about the impromptu royal visit: “It was a joyous surprise”.

Kate said: “We were so sorry we couldn’t come but we were watching all of it on the television at home”.