Insiders say that William has a special affection for Wales. He made his first public engagement at the side of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, at Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff on St David’s Day on March 1, 1991. With his mother and father he attended a service at the Cathedral and then went with Princess Diana to attend a ceremony at St. David’s Hall in the Welsh capital. The Princess later gave a short speech extolling the greatness of Cardiff and Wales. Prince William, though shy and somewhat overwhelmed, did well, and charmed the crowds with his impeccable manners and poise. It was his first step as a public royal.