The Cambridge’s begin their Royal Train tour

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We may be heading towards the end of the year, but that doesn’t mean that the royals are slowing down on their duties just yet.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have begun a three-day Royal Train tour, starting in London’s Euston station on Sunday evening. The royal pair met with essential transport workers to thank them for their on-going hard work throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prince William and Kate will travel 1250 miles and meet frontline workers, volunteers, care home staff, teachers, schoolchildren and young people to hear of their inspiring work during this year.

“The duke and duchess are very much looking forward to shining a spotlight on the incredible work that has been done across the country throughout this difficult year and to sharing their gratitude on behalf of the nation for all those supporting their local communities ahead of the Christmas holidays,” explained a Kensington Palace spokesperson.

Explore highlights of the Cambridge’s Royal Train tour here.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Queen, Prince Charles, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to thank local volunteers and key workers at a socially distanced reception at Windsor Castle.

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Kate dressed for the cold weather in a teal coat, accessorising with a faux fur lapel collar from Troy London, leather gloves and knee-high boots.

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The Cambridges adhered to social distancing restrictions as they walked with the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to Cardiff Castle as part of their UK tour. Kate wore a festive red Alexander McQueen coat, Ralph Lauren suede boots and tartan scarf for the occasion.

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Underneath her coat, the duchess wore a tartan Emilia Wickstead skirt, which she has previously worn for a Christmas party at Kensington Palace.

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They met volunteers who have supported elderly members of their local community throughout the pandemic, at Batley Community Centre.

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Kate listened to volunteers in front of a festive Christmas tree.

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The Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band performed for William and Kate’s visit.

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They talked to locals and paid tribute to the work of those that have gone above and beyond during the pandemic.

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They posed for a photograph with Manchester Inspirational Voices at Old Smithfields Market.

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Prince William and Kate also stopped for a selfie with one of the band members.

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They royals arrived at Manchester Victoria station.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge greet schoolchildren at Holy Trinity Church of England First School in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, north-east England.

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The schoolchildren wave their Union Jack flags as they arrive.

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Prince William and Kate spoke with teachers from the school.

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The royals got in the festive spirit by meeting a reindeer up close.

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Piper Louise Marshall awaits the arrival of the royals at Edinburgh Waverley Station.

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They spoke with stafff during a visit to the Scottish Ambulance Service Response Centre in Newbridge, west of Edinburgh in Scotland.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke with transport workers at London’s Euston station.

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The royals look on from the balcony.

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Singer Shakin’ Stevens put a festive spin on the royal visit by performing “Merry Christmas Everyone” for the Cambridges as they departed.

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The Cambridges walk along the platform to board the royal train.

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Kate boards the train wearing a chic Alexander McQueen coat, classic black boots and a festive tartan print scarf by York Scarves.

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The Royal Cypher is seen on the side of the The Royal train as it arrives.

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