As part of the visit the pair boarded a lifeboat, and chatted to members of one of the RNLI's rescue teams. Kate was apologetic. "I'm really sorry I'm not wearing a pretty dress today", Her Royal Highness told little Annabel, according to the mother's recollection. It will likely be a serious change, however Kate was pictured with a large smile on her face whereas touring Bradford with William simply days after the massive announcement. Her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, revealed in January 2020 that they're stepping again from their roles as senior members of the Royal Household and can spend chunk of their time in North America (Canada, particularly).
"We saw her last when she and Pippa came back to school to visit James, she was 14".
This photo (above) of Kate Middleton placing a hand on Prince William's shoulder may not seem like much, but it's actually considered against royal etiquette for couples to show any signs of PDA at official engagements.
They met directors of the family company, which is in its fifth generation, before being served with ice cream by staff. After William told managing director Adrian Hughes he likes chocolate, he was given two options: vanilla ice cream with chocolate sprinkles and chocolate ice cream with a wafer in a cup.
At the end of the visit, Kate came out of the ice cream parlour to speak to the couple.
"She said, "Follow me" and she put us right next to the doorway".
But Tata announced in November it would be cutting up to 1,000 United Kingdom jobs, part of a total reduction of up to 3,000 across Europe.
William and Kate will join a discussion with Tata executives and union representatives before spending time with employees in the plant's Hot Strip Mill and training academy in Port Talbot.
William and Kate, now the parents of three children, spent the day in Wales meeting with local families, students and workers.