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William and Kate cheered as they arrive in Bradford after tumultuous week for royal family

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 15/01/2020 Stephanie Cockroft
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived to cheering crowds at Bradford City Hall for the first event in their afternoon visit to the West Yorkshire city.

William and Kate were greeted by several hundred well-wishers on Centenary Square, directly outside the 19th-century building.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge et al. that are talking to each other: Kate waves during a visit to Bradford (PA) © Provided by Evening Standard Kate waves during a visit to Bradford (PA)

During their visit to the hall, they are expected to speak with young people about life in Bradford and with local employers helping youngsters to get jobs.

William, wearing a navy coat, and Kate, sporting a green coat, smiled and waved at the crowds as they arrived.

Crowds greeted the royal couple © Getty Crowds greeted the royal couple

The couple are due to visit a number of projects that promote cohesion within one of the UK’s most diverse cities.

Their trip follows a tumultuous week for the royal family in which the Queen allowed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step down as senior royals and begin a "new life".

Following a summit at Sandringham on Monday, Buckingham Palace confirmed Harry and Meghan would begin a “transition period” in which they would split their time between the UK and Canada.

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It also emerged on Tuesday that Meghan’s father could give evidence against her in her legal battle with the Mail On Sunday should it go to trial.

High Court documents revealed Thomas Markle forms part of the newspaper’s defence, after the paper and its parent company Associated Newspapers were accused of unlawfully publishing a letter between the two.

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