Prince William and Kate Middleton savored mango and kulfi milkshake at an Asian restaurant, MyLahore, in Bradford yesterday.
The visit of Duke and Duchess Cambridge to Bradford marked their first formal royal engagement of the year amid a tumultuous family situation.
After engaging with a squealing crowd at Bradford’s Centenary Square, the royal couple headed to MyLahore’s flagship restaurant. CEO Asghar Ali and Managing Director Shakoor Ahmed greeted the couple.
The couple headed to the kitchen of the restaurant where Kate Middleton enjoyed making milkshakes for herself and husband. They chose to add ice cream in their mango and kulfi milkshake.
William said his milkshake was delicious and asked about the origins of ingredients for the milkshake.
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The hotel management informed the royals about the charity work of the restaurant to support the community. MyLahore is a British Asian restaurant, the name of which is inspired from Lahore.
Prince William interacted with the kitchen staff and asked about some new recipes.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited Bradford to promote cohesion and try their hand at making kulfi milkshakes. pic.twitter.com/WrIN7SuDv6
— BBC Asian Network (@bbcasiannetwork) January 15, 2020
They also interacted with the students from Bradford College taking part in the apprenticeship scheme and representatives of the UK Women’s Muslim Council.
Kensington Palace posted the images from the royal couple’s visit to MyLahore restaurant.
“My Lahore is a British Asian restaurant chain which has taken inspiration from Lahore, known as the Food Capital of Pakistan, visited by The Duke and Duchess in 2019,” Kensington Palace said in the caption of the post.
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Meanwhile, Pakistani-British boxer Amir Khan also met the royal couple at the restaurant where they exchanged words about Khan’s charitable work and his academy to support potential boxers in Pakistan.
They then headed to the Khidmat Center- a community center with the main focus to support the vulnerable members of the community for minority and ethnic background.
Increased interaction with the Pakistani diaspora
Prince William and Kate Middleton have widened their interaction with the Pakistani diaspora in the UK ever since their first visit to the country in October last year. It also implies their increased respect for the Pakistani immigrant community.
The five-day visit of the royal couple to Pakistan introduced them to the softer side of the country. They experienced cultural diversity, hospitality, and friendliness of Pakistan-some of its bright aspects that were clouded with violence and terrorism for decades.
Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton has described the royal tour to Pakistan, ‘really special‘ in a rare interview with CNN in Lahore. The five-day tour has enabled the royals to see a lot of the country.
The Princess in her interview, cherished visiting the country’s unique landscape in Chitral and engaging in community activities during her visit.
“It was amazing seeing some of the geographies yesterday, but then to see some of the community activities today has been really special,” the duchess said.
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Hence, Pakistan desperately requires more of these high-profile visits to disseminate its positive image across the world.
While Prince William and Kate Middleton grinned throughout their engagement with the people in Bradford, the royal family underwent a family crisis after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced to step down from royal duties and earn their finances.
Burger King has even offered a job to Prince Harry following their decision to abdicate the royal status.