Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Bradford for first joint engagement of 2020

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were pictured in Bradford today to kick off a day of joint engagements in the area.

The visit marks the first public engagement of the year for Kate, who celebrated her 38th birthday on Thursday last week.

Prince William, meanwhile, returned to work yesterday, for an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

The royal couple arrived at City Hall, in Centenary Square, to meet a group of young people and meet representatives from local businesses who are helping young people into employment.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Bradford for a day of joint engagements. [Photo: PA/Getty]

During their visit today, the couple will go on to visit the city's Khidmat Centres, which focus on helping the most vulnerable members of the community.

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They will then participate in a session by Better Start Bradford, which delivers prevention and early intervention projects to help pregnant women and families with children under four.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a visit to City Hall in Bradford to join a group of young people from across the community to hear about life in the city. [Photo: PA]

The royal couple will also meet families from the Older Yet Wiser project, a workshop series to help enhance relationships between grandparents and grandchildren.

Today’s visit to Bradford also represents the first public appearance for the couple since Prince William’s brother, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle announced they were stepping down as senior royals.

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This was a surprise announcement which saw Prince William attend crisis talks at Sandringham together with his brother, Prince Charles and the Queen.

The Duke (hidden) and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a visit to City Hall in Bradford to join a group of young people from across the community to hear about life in the city. [Photo: PA]

For the occasion, the mum of three wore a printed dress by Zara (reduced from £89.99 to £15.99 in the sale, but sold out) under a new forest green, military-inspired coat - likely by her wedding dress designer, Alexander McQueen.

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She accessorised with earrings by Zeen, which she previously wore during the couple’s Pakistan tour, and the midi Mayfair bag from Aspinal, which costs £495.

Her hair was worn in her trademark bouncy blow-dry.

Meanwhile Prince William, 37, wore a pair of navy trousers and a maroon jumper worn with a light blue shirt underneath, a navy overcoat and brown shoes.

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