The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge put on a united front today as they carried out their first public engagement together in two months amid the continuing fallout over Prince Harry and Meghan stepping down as senior royals.
Prince William and Kate went on a tour of Bradford this afternoon as they met young people and employers and visited a community project that aims to strengthen bonds between grandparents and grandchildren.
That part of the visit will no doubt raise eyebrows after the Queen agreeing to allow her grandson Harry to step down as senior royals with his wife and begin a 'new life', splitting their time between the UK and Canada.
Today's visit to the West Yorkshire city was William and Kate's first joint public engagement together since a charity event in London two months ago on November 12 for their volunteer text support service Shout.
The engagement in Bradford was announced just last week on January 8 while tensions within the Royal Family were at a high before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said one day later that they were stepping down.
It has been a tumultuous week for the royals which also saw legal documents published in the battle between Meghan and the Mail on Sunday that could lead to her father testifying against her should the case go to trial.
Today, William and Kate will meet families from the Older Yet Wiser project - a workshop helping grandparents to enhance their relationship with their grandchildren and giving advice on raising children in the 21st century.
The couple - who have three children, George, six, Charlotte, four, and Louis, one - will also visit young people, employers and families at projects that promote cohesion within what is one of Britain's most diverse cities.
Kate cut a stylish figure as she mixed designer with high-street - wearing a military-style khaki coat by Alexander McQueen and a £90 printed black and white flowing dress from Zara which has since been reduced to £16.
The royal completed her outfit with a pair of £520 black block heels by Gianvito Rossi and a £550 Aspinal of London midi 'Mayfair bag', as well as earrings by Zeen that she wore on her royal tour of Pakistan last year.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Bradford City Hall today to hear about life in the city from young locals
Kate arrives for a visit to City Hall in Bradford today to join a group of young people from across the community
The Duchess of Cambridge visits City Hall in Bradford's Centenary Square to meet people in the West Yorkshire city today
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit projects in Bradford which support the community and promote cohesion
Prince William and Kate go on a tour of Bradford this afternoon as they meet young people and employers
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Bradford City Hall to hear about life in the city in West Yorkshire today
Today, the couple will join in with workshops, including one session helping grandparents with child-caring responsibilities and another aimed at bringing people together in religiously and ethnically diverse communities.
They will begin the day at City Hall, in Centenary Square, where they heard about life in Bradford from a group of young people and meet representatives from local businesses who are helping young people into employment.
After speaking with young people about their career prospects, the duke and duchess spoke with local business leaders. William took the opportunity to speak with one of them about his beloved Aston Villa FC.
Speaking about injured goalkeeper Tom Heaton, he said: 'Poor Tom, it's a horrible injury.' He agreed that new signing Danny Drinkwater needs 'more game time' and joked: 'I realise we're going to start talking about football.'
They will then go on to visit one of the West Yorkshire city's Khidmat Centres, which focus on helping the most vulnerable members of the community.
While there, William and Kate will join in a session by Better Start Bradford, which delivers more than 20 projects to pregnant women and families with children under the age of four.
The Duke of Cambridge smiles as he arrives at Bradford City Hall today to hear about life in the city from young locals
Today's visit to the West Yorkshire city is William and Kate's first joint public engagement together in two months
Prince William smiles as he talks to officials welcoming him to Bradford City Hall for the royal visit this afternoon
The couple - who have three children, George, six, Charlotte, four, and Louis, one - are visiting young people this afternoon
The Duchess of Cambridge arrives in Bradford today as the royal couple visit a number of projects in the city
William and Kate arrived in Bradford today to cheers from several hundred well-wishers on Centenary Square
During their visit to Bradford City Hall today, they are speaking with young people about life in the West Yorkshire city
The couple are visiting a number of projects today that promote cohesion within one of the UK's most diverse cities
William and Kate's visit comes just two days after the Queen agreed Harry and Meghan could step back as senior royals
The royals are visiting projects in Bradford that promote cohesion within what is one of Britain's most diverse cities
The final engagement will see them joining a workshop run by Near Neighbours, which helps people in diverse communities to get to know each other better, build relationships of trust and improve their neighbourhoods.
Kate and William were seen out together twice last month on December 25 at the Queen's estate Sandringham for a church service – and a week before that on December 18 at the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace.
Yesterday, the Duchess of Sussex was seen for just the second time since the royal crisis began at the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre in Vancouver discussing 'issues affecting women in the community'.
The shelter posted a photograph on its Facebook page, with the caption 'Look who we had tea with today! The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, visited us today to discuss issues affecting women in the community.'
Meghan did not join the royal summit at Sandringham with the Queen and senior royals by phone earlier, instead relying on her husband to put forward their case for a new independent life.
After the summit the Queen issued a statement which sanctioned the couple's new 'independent life' away from full-time royal duties and she said they would begin a transition period living in the UK and Canada.
The Duke and Duchess arrive for a visit to Bradford today to join a group of young people from across the community
Prince William and Kate arrive in Bradford today after what has been a tumultuous week for the royals
The Duchess of Cambridge listens to what is being said during her visit with William to Bradford today
The couple are due to visit a number of projects today that promote cohesion within one of the UK's most diverse cities
The Duchess of Cambridge brushes her hair as she arrives today for a visit to City Hall in Centenary Square, Bradford
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