It was a rainy visit for Kate Middleton and Prince William, who spent the day on the northwest coast of England in Blackpool on Wednesday, March 6. The royal couple was all smiles during their most recent outing where they joined a roundtable briefing to learn about the town’s recent history, the challenges they’ve faced and the investment and efforts that are underway to modernize the area.

Following the discussion, Kate, 37, and William, 36, headed out to meet fans and other members of the public on the promenade’s Comedy Carpet. After chatting with royal admirers, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to the Blackpool Central Library to take part in separate discussions focusing on issues they feel most passionate about.

The brunette beauty has dedicated much of her time to improving early childhood experiences for kids, so Kate joined those involved in the town’s “A Better Start” initiative, which includes health visitors, practitioners from the Family Nurse Partnership and parents. As for William, he met with those affected by issues surrounding mental health — including issues such as homelessness and addiction. The former air ambulance helicopter pilot also spoke with representatives from emergency services and the first responder community to get educated on how they play a part in assisting those with severe mental health needs.

Kate and William have always been known to lend a helping hand, so it’s great to see that was no different during their most recent outing in Blackpool.

Scroll through the gallery below to check out the new pics from Kate and William’s visit!