Duke of Cambridge out and about in King's Lynn

Duke of Cambridge out and about in King's Lynn

Published by Beth Pridding
5:06pm 19th June 2020.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been out and about in West Norfolk. 

Prince William visited Smiths the Bakers to meet the owners and staff, while Catherine visited Fakenham Garden Centre. 

The visits come as the Queen sent a message of support to businesses as they continue to re-open. 

They wrote on Twitter: 

As non-essential shops start reopening in parts of the UK, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited two independent businesses to hear how they have been impacted by coronavirus, and how they are returning to a new normal.

The Duke of Cambridge visited Smiths the Bakers, who have been serving Kings Lynn for 50 years. With the owners of the bakery and members of staff, The Duke spoke about how coronavirus restrictions have impacted on the family-run business, with 80% of the company’s wholesale customers having to close their own operations.

The Duchess of Cambridge visited Fakenham Garden Centre, where she met the centre’s owners, before speaking to staff members, and heard more about the measures which that the garden centre has implemented to ensure that customers are able to visit and shop safely.

The Duke and Duchess’ visits come as The Queen, Patron of the British Chambers of Commerce, sent a message of support to business communities as they continue to reopen — visit @theroyalfamily to read Her Majesty’s message.