Thursday, January 16, 2020

Prince William and Kate Middleton appear in good spirits at first joint event since royal drama

It was business as usual for Kate Middleton and Prince William on Wednesday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out at City Hall in Bradford, England, for their first joint event since the royal drama began with Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle.

Kate, 38, wowed while braving the winter weather in an olive green Alexander McQueen coat and black heels. The couple greeted well-wishers outside of City Hall in Bradford's Centenary Square, accepting flowers and kind words.

William declined giving one woman an autograph -- as is royal protocol -- and told another that his 6-year-old son, Prince George, couldn't make the trip as he had to attend school. According to royal reporters, William politely ignored any questions about his brother or sister-in-law.

After the meeting at City Hall, the couple made a surprise visit to the MyLahore restaurant, which was inspired by the city of Lahore in Pakistan, which the couple visited on their recent royal tour of Pakistan. 

They worked in the kitchen with the staff and even teamed up to make mango lassis. Later they visited the UK Women's Muslim Council.

This appearance comes just two days after William met with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Prince Harry at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England, to discuss the Duke of Sussex's future within the British monarchy.