Kate Middleton and Prince William launched a boat in their first official engagement since announcing their nuptials.

The couple appeared at Trearddur Bay in Anglesey, north Wales, to inaugurate what looked like a rubber dinghy – guess you’ve got to work your way up to the big ships!

Actually the dinghy was a new RNLI lifeboat, named the Hereford Endeavour, which Kate Middleton duly doused with a bottle of champagne after her hubby-to-be made a speech praising the RNLI rescue crew.

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Kate looked happy and relaxed as she dispatched her first official duties, which is a good thing because she’s got a lifetime of those to look forward to.

William and Kate’s next official engagement is to visit St Andrews university today, where they met as undergraduates.

Earlier this month The Daily Mail reported that Kate was to be mentored by Sir David Manning, one of the UK’s top diplomats, on how to be a good princess/wife to the future king.

Well it looks like she passed her first big test with flying colours at Anglesey: she looked relaxed and approachable as she chatted with locals and even reportedly sang the Welsh national anthem without fault.

The couple will marry on Friday, April 29 at Westminster Abbey.