Wednesday, 26 June, 2019

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Lake District

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Adrian Cunningham | 12 June, 2019, 20:49

William and Kate explored the picturesque Lake District, where they celebrated the work of local heroes, volunteers and those supporting the rural community.

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The royal dressed down in a pair of black skinny jeans, believed to be from Gap, and wrapped up against the unseasonably chilly weather in a £275 green utility jacket by Taylor London, a new addition to the royal wardrobe. The Duchess also wore her Kiki McDonough earrings and See by Chloé boots.

As the Duchess of Cambridge happily accepted a bouquet of flowers from two young girls during the visit with Prince William, their dad said, "It's a princess".

After helping farmer Jack Cartmel to shear one sheep, William joked: "She's not going to be happy with her haircut".

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge helped the Brown family tend to their chores, shearing the flock of Herdwick and Swaledale sheep and helping to fix a dry stone wall on the estate.

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They then joined the family for tea inside the home where they discussed some of the key challenges farmers are facing, including rural isolation, Brexit, and support payments.

William asked the farmers about how Brexit had affected them. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a yellow Alexander McQueen dress then with a matching Philip Treacy hat.

The couple tried their hand at sheep shearing at Deepdale Hall Farm in Patterdale, Cumbria.

Blue was the color scheme of the day for the royal children.

"I said, "This is Paddy, obviously that's Max, and this one's Prince Harry, and he (William) laughed, he said, 'Oh yes, I remember you telling us about that".

Earlier in the day, the Duke and Duchess met Kerry Irving and the springer spaniels he used to help others get outdoors to fight depression and poor mental health.