Prince William and Princess Kate grabbed their umbrellas for a rainy tour off the coast of Cornwall

September 02, 2016 09:10 AM

Prince William and Princess Kate grabbed their umbrellas for a rainy tour to Isle of Scilly off the coast of Cornwall on Friday.

Will and Kate – who wore a chic navy blazer by Smythe, printed skinny ankle pants from Gap and her trusty wedges – began their day with a visit to the Eden Project – an impressive global garden housed in tropical biomes that house plants from diverse climates and environments around the world.

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While at the Eden Project, the also met with Sir Hugh Robertson, vice-chairman of the British Olympic committee, and admitted they were glued to the coverage of the Rio Olympics.

“We were so sorry we couldn’t come, but we were watching all of it on the television at home,” they told Robertson.

Robertson was visiting the Eden Project with his wife and young son James, and Kate and William greeted him like an old friend, saying “How funny to see you here.”

“How was it?” William asked about the Olympics, which saw Great Britain finish second on the medal table behind Team USA.

Sir Hugh replied, “It was quite chaotic to start with but once we were settled into one place it was much better.”

Kate had another surprise encounter earlier in the day when she was startled by a toy dinosaur being held by staff member Nicole White, 27.

“Kate didn’t see the baby Muttaburrasaurus at first as his colors blended in with my clothes, so she had quite a giggle once she realized what I was holding,” White told reporters.

“I just told her that Mutty really wanted to meet her and she said, ‘I bet the kids really like him.’ ”

“She said George loves dinosaurs and would have loved to be here to meet him.”

The royal couple is set to arrive on the main island of St. Mary’s later in the afternoon to meet with locals and learn about life on the remote group of islands.

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They will finish their day with a trip to Scilly’s postal flower service which sends flowers all across the U.K.

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