During their visit to Dowlais Rugby Club near Merthyr Tydfil, William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, showed their gratitude to the mountain rescue team in Wales by purchasing 12 pizzas for them. The royal couple wanted to personally thank the volunteers and supporters of the organisation that is responsible for covering the central area of Bannau Brycheiniog National Park, including Pen y Fan. The team, which celebrates its 60th anniversary, is entirely run by volunteers who work tirelessly to save lives in some of the most challenging and dangerous terrain in the country.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s visit was particularly special as it coincided with the anniversary of the mountain rescue team. It was an opportunity for them to express their appreciation for the hard work and selfless dedication of the volunteers who have been saving lives for 60 years. The small gesture of buying pizza for the team was a meaningful way to show their gratitude for the team’s bravery and the importance of their work, especially in challenging and dangerous conditions.
The royal couple’s visit also served as a reminder of the importance of the work of the volunteers of the mountain rescue team. They ensure the safety of hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts who often venture into the Welsh mountains. By thanking the team, William and Kate highlighted the significant contribution of the volunteers to society and the essential role they play in keeping people safe in the mountains.