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THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE VISIT MANOR FARM AND CHEESY WAFFLES PROJECT

On April 27, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge conducted engagements in County Durham, highlighting some of the organisations which benefited from donations from Their Royal Highnesses’ Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund in 2011. The Duke and Duchess’ wedding anniversary is this week.



Manor Farm

First, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Manor Farm, a fifth-generation family-run, near Stockton-on-Tees and were received by Mrs. Susan Snowdon, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham,

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The Cambridges met farming family, Clare Wise her children Clover, 9, Penelope, 7, Wren, 4 and her husband Stewart Chapman and her parents.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge strokes a lamb with farmers daughter Clover Chapman, 9.



The royal couple learned about the ins and outs of how the farmers are working toward the United Kingdom’s 2050 net-zero target, using techniques such as grass monitoring, land rotation and feed sampling to help improve productivity and ensure they are able to give back to the environment.

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Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge also spoke to local farmers who are supported National Farmers’ Union about their experiences of the last year, including the mental health impact of COVID-19 for farmers and the challenges of balancing home-schooling with farm work.

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Farmer Stewart Chapman gives Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge instructions on how to drive a tractor.

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Royal Fashion: Duchess of Cambridge

Her Royal Highness wore Brora x Troy Fair Isle jumper, Sézane ‘Marguerite’ blouse, Orelia chain huggie hoops and Penelope Chilvers tassel boots.

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Cheesy Waffles Project

Later, Their Royal Highnesses visited the Cheesy Waffles Project, Belmont Community Centre, Sunderland Road in Durham.

The Project does incredible work providing children, young people and adults with additional needs aged 7 to 35 from across County Durham with the skills and independence they need to transition to a happy and healthy adulthood.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge plays Golf as she meets young people supported by the Cheesy Waffles Project.

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They receive support from The Key, a youth charity which works collaboratively with organisations across the North East of England to inspire belief in young people and empower them to achieve their full potential.

The Key was one of twenty-six charities chosen by The Duke and Duchess in 2011 to benefit from donations made to their Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund.

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Royal Fashion: Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Barbour Longshore jacket, Sézane ‘Marguerite’ blouse, Brora x Troy Fair Isle jumpery, Orelia chain huggie hoops and See by Chloe ‘Mozart’ boots.

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