Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sent shockwaves through the Royal Family last week when they announced that they would be stepping back from their roles as senior members of the family to focus on new endeavors. Since then, Prince William and Kate Middleton have not been spotted in public... until Wednesday.
The royal couple traveled to the city of Bradford. PopCulture.com has more details on their trip:
For the day, Middleton wore a dark green Alexander McQueen coat over a black and white patterned Zara dress with emerald drop earrings by Zeen, a black bag and black suede pumps, while William teamed a navy coat with a maroon sweater over a button down shirt and a tie.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting the city of Bradford, and their Twitter account shares that the trip will include stops at "a number of projects which support the community and promote cohesion within it" including one of the city's Khidmat Centres, a session at the charity BetterStart Bradford and a workshop run by Near Neighbours, Town & Country reports. Royal reporter Omid Scobie added that the couple enjoyed lunch at British Asian kitchen MyLahore.
On Monday, Princes Harry, William and Charles met with Queen Elizabeth II to discuss the new family dynamic. Afterward, the Queen issued a statement.
"Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family," the statement began. "My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan's desire to create a new life as a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family."
"Harry and Meghan have made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives," the statement continued. "It has therefore been agreed that there will be a period of transition in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend time in Canada and the UK. These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days."