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William and Kate back on duty for first time since Harry bombshell


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have stepped out for their first official engagement since Harry and Meghan announced they wanted to step back as senior royals.

There were cheers forPrince William and Kate as several hundred well-wishers welcomed them at Centenary Square in Bradford.

William had begun the week by joining the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince Harry for crisis talksover his brother's wish to retreat from the spotlight.

Image: The couple were back on royal duty in Bradford in West Yorkshire

The plans in West Yorkshire on Wednesday were far less complicated, as the couple first met students and employers at city hall.

One young man told William he wanted to work in the video games industry, prompting the duke to ask: "What games do you play?"


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The couple also visited a number of projects promoting cohesion in the city, and even had a go at making milkshakes at the MyLahores restaurant in the city – where they met boxer Amir Khan.

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The restaurant does charity work to support the community.

It is the first public appearance of 2020 for the couple, who have kept a low profile since Harry and Meghan's bombshell announcement last week.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge helped make Kulfi milkshakes at MyLahores restaurant
Image: The duke and duchess helped make Kulfi milkshakes at a local restaurant
The Duchess of Cambridge met local children
Image: The Duchess of Cambridge met local children

The Queen has since given the Duke and Duchess of Sussex approval to step back as from the royal front line and begin their "new life" as an "independent" family – although the details are still being worked out.

Harry and Meghan plan to split their time between Canada and the UK.

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