- Prince William and Duchess Catherine visited the towns of London Bridge and Whitechapel to meet with community members on Tuesday.
- Their engagements included visits to the London Bridge Jobcentre, and the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre.
- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also stopped by a popular bakery, where they helped bake a batch of bagels in the cafe’s kitchen.
Prince William and Duchess Kate carried out more in-person royal engagements with visits to London Bridge and Whitechapel today to meet with local community members and business owners.
The royal couple visited the London Bridge Jobcentre, where they spoke with customers who reflected on the challenges of finding jobs and returning to work following the economic hardships brought on by the global health crisis. For the outing, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a red floral-printed maxi dress by Beulah London with caramel-coloured stiletto pumps and a floral-printed face mask.
William and Kate also paid a visit to East London’s famous Beigel Bake Brick Lane Bakery, where the duke and duchess tried their hands at preparing bagels. Both donned red aprons as they kneaded fluffy balls of dough that would soon be shaped and steamed to create scrumptious bagels. Though the popular bakery was forced to reduce its hours due to the pandemic, it still managed to donate and deliver food to those in need.
In addition to the royals’ brief stint as bakers, the couple visited the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre, where volunteers have been vital in community support. Delivering warm meals, food, hygiene packs, and medication to some of their community’s most vulnerable members, the volunteers and beneficiaries of the project received financial support from the National Emergencies Trust, of which the Duke of Cambridge is a patron.
Along with dispersing supplies, volunteers have been making calls and providing counsel to individuals who are isolated due to the pandemic, including the vulnerable and elderly, as well as supporting women affected by domestic violence.
This story originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.