Royals Kate Middleton and Prince William Share a Fun Tradition with Their Kids Before They Travel "They are always asking us where we are going," William said of his three kids while in Wales on Tuesday By Simon Perry Published on March 1, 2022 11:27 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Kate Middleton and Prince William. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images Kate Middleton and Prince William have had a busy start to 2022. Last month, William made his first official visit to Dubai, while Kate spent a few days in Denmark. Then on Tuesday, the couple traveled together to Wales in honor of St. David's Day, the patron saint of the country. While greeting well-wishers during a royal walkabout in the Welsh town of Abergavenny on Tuesday morning, one of the first questions they were asked by local Lynn Brewer was: "How are the children?" William replied, "The children are very well, thank you." The royal, 39, went on to reveal the sweet tradition the couple shares with their three kids — 8-year-old Prince George, 6-year-old Princess Charlotte and 3-year-old Prince Louis — before the couple leaves home on royal duty. For more on Prince William and Kate Middleton, listen below to our daily podcast on PEOPLE Every Day. "They are always asking us where we are going," William shared. "And we show them where we are on the map." Ukraine's President Zelenskyy Thanks Prince William and Kate Middleton for Their Support Kate Middleton and Prince William. Chris Jackson/Getty Images Brewer and her friend were stationed outside one of the couple's outings at Abergavenny Market in hopes of meeting them. "I told them that we'd been here for two hours, but it was worth it," Brewer told PEOPLE, adding that Kate thanked her. Kate Middleton and Prince William. PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo William and Kate, who lived in Wales during the first few years of their marriage, were clearly happy to be back for the country's national celebration on Tuesday. Kate smiled as she said she loved visiting Wales and asked questions as she toured the market. "She was saying how much she loved the lovely soft Welsh blankets," Kingsley Jones, who lives in nearby Monmouth, told PEOPLE. "I told her that the modern ones are soft compared to the course older ones we used to have." "They are lovely people, and there was no rush as they walked along talking to people, showing an interest in people and the town," Jones added. Prince William and Kate Middleton. PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo Earlier in the day, they visited Pant Farm, a goat farm that has been providing milk to a local cheese producer for nearly 20 years. During the outing, the proud dad said that there has been a "bit of rivalry in their family" over the subject of rugby. William has been patron of the Welsh Rugby Union since 2016, while Kate recently took over as patron of England's Rugby Football League and the Rugby Football Union. The couple attended a game between England and Wales last weekend — and brought George along to watch (England won!). "She's wearing a Welsh scarf today though," William told Gary and Jess Yeomans, who own Pant Farm. "It's a good family rivalry." Gary told him: "George is going to have to come on your side." "Don't worry," replied William. "He's already there." Prince William and Kate Middleton. PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo Can't get enough of PEOPLE's Royals coverage? Sign up for our free Royals newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more! After Abergavenny, they headed to Blaenavon to visit a community-focused youth center that helps to support over 600 local young people in the former coal mining area. Blaenavon has faced severe economic hardship in the last three decades since the area's mines were closed and the local youth center provides a space for both alternative education and helps support vulnerable young people. William and Kate also took the occasion to carry out a duty to help mark Queen Elizabeth's 70 years on the throne when they planted a tree for the Jubilee. It is part of a U.K.-wide campaign to encourage people to plant trees as a way of celebrating the monarch's historic Platinum Jubilee year.