The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge carried out a series of engagements in Manchester.
The first stop was a visit to the Football Museum – definitely planned with William in mind. They took a tour through the museum, where they viewed memorabilia from famous games, met former players and current staff, and spoke with local school children.
Outside the museum, the Duke and Duchess did a quick walkabout. The crowds in Manchester were massive!
The second engagement of the day took place at Manchester Town Hall. The Duke and Duchess took part in a short procession en route to the Cenotaph.
At the Cenotaph, William and Catherine viewed the six commemorative Victoria Cross paving stones. The royal couple laid a wreath in honor of the six Manchester citizens who received Victorias Crosses, and the many other residents who have fallen in battle.
The next stop was to the University of Manchester’s Graphene project, a revolutionary 2-D material that could change the future of production. William and Kate viewed different products that can be manufactured using graphene.
The Duke and Duchess met with staff and students before unveiling a commemorative plaque.
The final stop of the day took place at Francis House Children’s Hospice. The hospice was originally opened in 1991 by Diana, Princess of Wales.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with families and children from Francis House. They toured the facilities and official opened the Lodge.
It was a great day in Manchester! Kate debuted a new coat by Erdem and accessorized with Rupert Sanderson shoes, an LK Bennett clutch, and new Oscar de la Renta earrings.