Kate's First Appearance Since Birth Of George

The Duchess of Cambridge wowed the mothers of Anglesey surprising them not only by her speedy return to duty, but also by how quickly she has regained her pre-pregnancy figure.

With grandma Carole Middleton on baby-sitting duty, Kate joined her husband for what is their last public engagement in Anglesey before the Duke's tour at RAF Valley comes to an end in September.

Mother Louise Emery-Jones told Sky News: "I was actually quite impressed with her bottom after giving birth just a matter of weeks ago.

"She actually looked stunning, naturally beautiful, it was a great surprise to see her."

Kate told those keen for an update about Prince George that the five-week-old was "sleeping, hopefully for a little bit longer", before starting Anglesey's 'Ring of Fire' marathon alongside her husband.

The Duchess also told well-wishers Prince George was "doing fine" and explained to Hollie Tomblin that her son "loves bright colours" as she received a card and flowers from the local schoolgirl.

Kate wasn't scheduled to have returned to public engagements until mid-September when she and Prince William are due to attend an awards ceremony in London hosted by the Tusk Trust.

This earlier then expected engagement shows the Duchess of Cambridge was keen to thank those in Anglesey for the warm welcoming over the past three years.

It's also an indication of just how eager Kate is to return to public duties.

Prince George is however unlikely to be seen in public until the day of his christening, expected to take place in October once the Queen returns from her summer holiday in Balmoral.

Friday's engagements signify the end of a chapter for William and Kate. Where the family goes next will hinge on what new role the Duke undertakes after leaving RAF Valley.

That's set to be announced in the coming weeks, and it seems likely they will move to Kensington Palace and closer to both families.