The Cambridges Receive A Rapturous Welcome In Coventry
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were treated to a rapturous welcome as they visited Coventry on Tuesday.
Beginning at Coventry Cathedral, William and Catherine – wearing a hot pink Mulberry coat she first wore when pregnant with Princess Charlotte in late 2014 – had a brief walkabout to greet the large crowd that had come out to welcome them, before touring the Cathedral and the ruins of the original Cathedral that was destroyed during the Luftwaffe bombings in World War Two, and attending a Litany of Reconciliation.
The couple also stopped in at the Cathedral’s Rising Café, which gives work to individuals from the local area as they are overcoming drug and alcohol addiction. They inspected an assortment of cakes and desserts that were baked by cafe volunteers, to which William told them “they should be on Bake Off”.
Afterwards, it as on to Coventry University where the Cambridges officially opened the University’s new, state-of-the-art £59 million Science and Health Building that will train health professionals from all disciplines. According to the University, their students will “learn to care for a patient at every stage of their medical experience; from paramedics arriving at their house and their ambulance journey, to their stay in hospital, through to their rehabilitation at home”.
During their tour of the new facility, they followed the journey of a ‘patient’ across the centre – from the ambulance simulator, to the operating room, then to the rehabilitation suite.
William and Catherine’s final engagement in the city was a meeting with the Positive Youth Foundation, which assists youth living in challenging circumstances. Here, they met with staff and volunteers, and spoke with young people that have recently arrived into the country.The United Kingdom
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