• Prince William made a sweet comment about Kate Middleton while speaking with well-wishers during a visit to Wales
  • The Duke of Cambridge said his wife has "cold hands" but a "warm heart"
  • The royal couple visited Wales this week in honor of St. David's Day

Prince William had royal fans swooning when he made a rare personal comment about his wife Kate Middleton earlier this week.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Wales this week in honor of St. David's Day, the patron saint of the country.

While speaking with fans who braved the cold to meet them during their visit, Prince William gushed over his wife of 10 years.

"[Kate] has the coldest hands ever," he was quoted as saying by People. "They say, 'Cold hands, warm heart.'"

Following the example Queen Elizabeth and her late husband Prince Philip set over the decades, Prince William and Duchess Kate rarely engage in public displays of affection or make overly personal comments. However, the duke and duchess often share small tidbits of their life when they speak with well-wishers during royal visits, the outlet noted.

While in Wales, Prince William also revealed the fun tradition he and his wife have with their children whenever they have to travel on royal duty. Earlier this year, the second in line to the British throne flew to Dubai alone for an official visit, while Middleton went on a two-day solo tour of Denmark late last month.

According to Prince William, their kids — Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3 — usually ask their parents about where they're going before the couple leaves on trips.

"We show them where we are on the map," Prince William told a local named Liz Brewer.

The well-wishers who came to one of Prince William and Middleton's outings at Abergavenny Market in Abergavenny, Wales, to meet the royals had nothing but praise for the couple.

Kingsley Jones, who lives in nearby Monmouth, told People that the "lovely" couple were in no rush as they walked around the area, talked to well-wishers and showed an interest in the people and the town.

"She was saying how much she loved the lovely soft Welsh blankets," Jones said of Middleton. "I told her that the modern ones are soft compared to the course older ones we used to have."

Royal biographer Sarah Gristwood noted in a recent interview that Middleton has changed over the years and is now more open about her personal life and her family.

"The changing times have required Kate to start to share a bit more," Gristwood told People in this week's issue. "She's done it carefully enough to be relatable — nothing that would cause controversy and nothing that could be considered oversharing."

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BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 20: William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Church on the Street on January 20th, 2022 in Burnley, England. Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images