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Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge Visit Bradford

William and Kate have been in the city today, visiting a range of community projects.

Big crowds have come out in Bradford today to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they visited the city.

Despite the cold weather, hundreds of well-wishers crammed into City Park at lunchtime, in the hope of catching a glimpse of William and Kate.

Some were lucky enough to shake hands and have a chat with the royal couple when they held a walkabout among the crowds.

The main purpose of their visit to Bradford was to visit a number of projects which support the community, and promote cohesion within it.

The first stop on the Duke and Duchess's was City Hall, where inside they met local young people, and representatives from local employers and businesses.

Then it was on to MyLahore restaurant, where the royal couple helped make milkshakes, and joined students from Bradford College who were making mango lassis.

While there, they also met representatives of the UK Women’s Muslim Council, as well as some people who've benefitted from the council's Curry Circle, a scheme which offers a hot two-course meal for the homeless.

The final stop of the day for William and Kate was one of the city's Khidmat Centres, who help the most vulnerable members of the community from minority ethnic backgrounds.

They also joined a session involving groups supported by Better Start Bradford, which delivers over 20 projects to pregnant women and families with
children under the age of 4.

 

Will & Kate visit City Hall

ICYMI: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in #Bradford today! Will and Kate are visiting projects supporting community cohesion across the district. Here's the moment thousands of gathering spectators welcomed the royal couple to City Hall! #Pulse1 #Royals Bradford Council Kensington Palace

Posted by Pulse 1 on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

 

 

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader of Bradford Council, said: 

“It was a pleasure to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  They are a lovely couple and it was great to have them in the district meeting local people.

“There were so many people in Centenary Square, all turning out on a January day to welcome them to our city.   I know the couple will have left with a positive impression of the diversity and dynamism that characterises the UK’s youngest city.  They are welcome back anytime!”

 

 

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