WATCH: Prince William gives Kate a rose as they attend their first royal engagement of the year together

2020-01-16 10:38
Kate Middleton, Prince William

Cape Town – Prince William and Duchess Kate attended their first royal engagement of the year together on Wednesday.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Bradford, a city in the UK known for their rich and diverse community of people.

In Bradford they saw the work being done at the city’s Khidmat Centres, which helps the most vulnerable members of the community, and were pleasantly surprised when they visited My Lahore, a British Asian restaurant chain which has taken inspiration from the Food Capital of Pakistan.

"Evoking memories of #RoyalVisitPakistan," they wrote on Instagram with a photo of them trying their hands at making mango and traditional kulfi (which has a denser, creamier texture) milkshakes!

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Evoking memories of #RoyalVisitPakistan at @mylahore_ in Bradford — where The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met students from @bradfordcollege on a kitchen apprenticeship scheme at the restaurant. My Lahore is a British Asian restaurant chain which has taken inspiration from Lahore, known as the Food Capital of Pakistan, visited by The Duke and Duchess in 2019. The Duke and Duchess tried their hands at making mango and kulfi milkshakes before sitting down to meet representatives from the UK Women’s Muslim Council and people who have benefitted from the Council’s Curry Circle. The Curry Circle, which is sponsored by MyLahore, is an initiative that provides a hot two-course meal for people who are homeless or struggling to feed themselves. Before departing, The Duke and Duchess met restaurant staff and also took the opportunity to catch up with British-Pakistani Boxer @amirkingkhan! Photos ?? by Kensington Palace #RoyalVisitBradford #Bradford

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The duke and duchess shared a highlight reel of their visit writing on Instagram, "From the @bradfordcollege apprentices at @mylahore_, to those working at one of the city’s Khidmat Centres to help the most vulnerable members of the community, to those supporting pregnant women and families @betterstartbradford and @nearneighbours working to build trusting relationships across different religions and communities – thank you everyone for the incredibly warm and friendly welcome for The Duke and Duchess today!"

In the video, we get a glimpse of their milkshake-making skills as well as a sweet snippet of Kate looking adoringly at Will as he hands her a rose – a sweet moment for the duke and duchess, who rarely show affection, but more on that here.


While in Bradford, William also made a moving speech that caught many royal watchers' attention online, as people thought he may or may not be hinting at the recent crisis in the royal family. But although we can’t confirm, of course, if what he said had anything to do with Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back as senior members of the royal family", the speech was inspiring nevertheless.

"It’s sometimes trying to get people to understand that’s it’s okay to have these challenges, we just need to deal with them, and we need to move forward rather than just be stuck in paralysis and pretend they don’t happen, which is no good," William said.

He added, "You can see that communities are trying to come together, trying to help each other, trying to get to know each other... if we can replicate that around the country it can only be for the good."

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