For the past few months Prince William and Kate have been conducting most of their digital and in-person public engagements from in and around their Norfolk country home Anmer Hall. But today they were out and about together in London following the family’s return to the capital.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge carried out three engagements in London Bridge and Whitechapel to “meet local communities, hear about the challenges they have faced over the last six months and shine a light on individuals who have gone above and beyond to help others during this extraordinary time” according to Kensington Palace.
Their first stop was the London Bridge Jobcentre, where the royals spoke with customers impacted by the coronavirus who are receiving support to go back into work. They also chatted with employers about recruiting during a pandemic. Will and Kate then visited the London Muslim Centre in Whitechapel to meet volunteers supporting the community by delivering food and medication to the vulnerable. And their final stop was to east London’s famous bagel shop on Brick Lane, the Beigel Bake Brick Lane Bakery. They tried their hand at bagel-making and heard how the shop has been affected by the pandemic and also helped its community.
It is believed that seven-year-old Prince George and five-year-old Princess Charlotte have returned to school at St Thomas’s Battersea although Kensington Palace has declined to comment on the family’s movements at this time. Reports last week revealed that Prince William told a police officer in Belfast, “I think every parent is breathing a sigh of relief that school has started again.” He added: “It’s been wonderful, but it’s been a long five months.”
The Court Circular has shown that William and Kate have recently been keeping busy behind the scenes, holding several meetings both in-person and by telephone.
Earlier this week, the photography project that the Duchess launched with the National Portrait Gallery went live as the Queen praised the entrants. Hold Still showcases 100 powerful images aiming to capture a snapshot of Britain during the pandemic.
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