Nightly News | February 24, 2011
>>> william and kate , most closely watched couple in the world these days, they made an outing today, their first official outing since becoming engaged. as married royals, they're going to be asked to christen a lot of vessels and break a lot of champagne bottles. today the thinking there seemed to be you're not married yet, so start small. our own keith miller was there.
>> reporter: if the future princess was nervous, she didn't show it. kate middleton on her first royal event since her engagement to prince william attracted all the attention, even adoration.
>> warm smile, lovely voice. she's a natural.
>> i really like the princess. she was really beautiful.
>> reporter: launching a new lifeboat does not figure high in the glamors events category, but to the locals it was a day to welcome their new royal neighbors.
>> and it gives me huge pleasure to be introducing to this relationship here and now, someone who's not only about to join the family but is also about to become an anglesonian. i did the talking but she's going to do the --
>> reporter: kate got the honors to christen the life boat with champagne. she also managed to spill some bubbly on her prince. the body language said a lot. the prince guiding his future bride with a soft touch.
>> i think what's most impressive about how kate has come across so far is that it's very easy to see her as a princess.
>> reporter: events like this are tightly choreographed by the palace because protecting kate middleton from any public surprises is a priority. this is how prince william 's mother, princess diana , made her first appearance after her engagement to prince charles . a far cry from today's more modest event here in wales. today's trial run went smoothly enough. but the couple was about ten minutes late. a slip the royal entourage certainly won't allow on the wedding day. keith miller , nbc news, anglesey, wales.