Royal Visit Bradford
UNITED KINGDOM

THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE VISIT BRADFORD

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled to Bradford on Wednesday 15th January 2020 to visit a number of projects which support the community and promote cohesion within it, in one of the United Kingdom most diverse cities.



Visit City Hall – Walkabout

Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge were welcomed outside City Hall in Centenary Square where they met a group of young people from across the community to hear about life in Bradford.

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A general view of City Hall ahead of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s visit.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a visit to City Hall in Bradford to join a group of young people from across the community to hear about life in the city.

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They also met with representatives from local employers and businesses who are helping young people into employment.

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Bradford Town Hall.

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The Duke and The Duchess met with members of the public who had gathered outside City Hall to greet them.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave after a visit to City Hall in Bradford.

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Her Royal Highness accepts a flower from a local child.

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The Duchess of Cambridge speaks to wellwishers.

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Prince William greeting well wishers.



MyLahore’s flagship restaurant

At MyLahore’s flagship restaurant the couple learnt about some of the charitable work that the restaurant does to support the community.

Founded in 2002, MyLahore is a British Asian restaurant chain which has taken inspiration from Lahore, known as the Food Capital of Pakistan. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Lahore during their tour to Pakistan in October 2019.

Their Royal Highnesses visited the restaurant’s kitchen where they met students from Bradford College who are on a kitchen apprenticeship scheme.

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Their royal highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge making their own MyLahore Milkshakes.

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The Duke and Duchess joined students making Kulfi milkshakes before sitting down to meet representatives from the UK Women’s Muslim Council and those who have benefitted from the Council’s Curry Circle.

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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.

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Bradford’s Khidmat Centres

The Duke and Duchess then visited one of Bradford’s Khidmat Centres, whose main focus is to help the most vulnerable members of the community from minority ethnic backgrounds.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the Khidmat Centre.

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The Duchess with 18 month old Sorayah.

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Their Royal Highnesses heard about the activities and workshops offered at the centre, and the organisations that they support before joining 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.

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Workshop run by Near Neighbours

Finally, The Duke and Duchess joined a workshop run by Near Neighbours, an organisation which brings people together in communities across the UK that are religiously and ethnically diverse, so that they can get to know each other better, build relationships of trust, and collaborate together on initiatives that improve the local community that they live in.

The theme of the workshop was “Real People Honest Talk” in the context of communities.

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Royal Fashion: The Duchess of Cambridge

Catherine dressed in a new coat and dress for a day of engagements in Bradford.

The deep green coat with a military style is a bespoke design from Alexander Mcqueen. Under her coat The Duchess wore a new “Printed Dress with Belt” by Zara.

For jewellery, The Duchess wore her Dazzling Ceramic Drops from Pakistani brand Zeen Woman and carried her Aspinal of London Midi Mayfair Bag in deep shine black croc. She finished off the look with her Gianvito Rossi Piper 85 Block Heels.

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Deep green coat with a military style from Alexander Mcqueen.

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“Printed Dress with Belt” by Zara.

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Dazzling Ceramic Drops from Pakistani brand Zeen Woman.

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Aspinal of London Midi Mayfair Bag in deep shine black croc.

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