In Pictures: William and Kate head north for first engagement of the decade

The Cambridges visited West Yorkshire on Wednesday.

Press Association
Last updated: 15 January 2020 - 6.00pm

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were all smiles as they carried out their first official royal engagement of the decade.

William and Kate visited Bradford in West Yorkshire, where they met fans, chatted to students and made milkshakes.

Kate wore a long, military-style khaki coat by British designer Alexander McQueen.

Underneath, she wore a black and white tartan pattern pussybow dress from high street retailer Zara, which she paired with black pointed court-style heels, a small black bag and gold drop earrings by Zeen.

The Pakistani jewellery designer was favoured by the duchess during their royal visit to Pakistan in October.

First stop on Wednesday was Bradford City Hall, where the royals met students and local employers helping youngsters to get jobs in the community.

Royal visit to Bradford
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Royal visit to Bradford
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Royal visit to Bradford
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Royal visit to Bradford
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Hundreds of well-wishers gathered to see the couple.

The visit came after a tumultuous week for the royal family, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex deciding to step back as senior royals.

Royal visit to Bradford
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Royal visit to Bradford
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Royal visit to Bradford
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Royal visit to Bradford
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Royal visit to Bradford
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Royal visit to Bradford
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William and Kate met boxer Amir Khan during a visit to the MyLahore restaurant in Bradford. Khan is a friend of the family who run the restaurant. They also tried their hand at making Kulfi milkshakes.

Royal visit to Bradford
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Royal visit to Bradford
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Royal visit to Bradford
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Royal visit to Bradford
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Royal visit to Bradford
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Royal visit to Bradford
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The royals took a tour of the kitchen, and met representatives from the UK Women’s Muslim Council and those whose lives have benefited from the council’s Curry Circle.

Royal visit to Bradford
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Royal visit to Bradford
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Royal visit to Bradford
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Finally, William and Kate headed to the Khidmat Centre in Bradford to hear about the activities and workshops on offer.

Kate met women crocheting at the centre, who showed her hearts and blankets they had made for her children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. She admitted she had tried knitting when she first had George but “got half way down and it splattered”.

Royal visit to Bradford
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Royal visit to Bradford
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Royal visit to Bradford
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Royal visit to Bradford
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