Prince William and Kate Middleton Royal visit: How the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to Burnley and Clitheroe unfolded

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in fine spirits as they spent the afternoon in Burnley and Clitheroe.

By John Deehan
Thursday, 20th January 2022, 10:11 pm

Prince William and Kate Middleton began their East Lancashire tour at Clitheroe Community Hospital where they thanked staff for all their hard work during the pandemic. They then met with Pastor Mick Fleming at Church on the Street in Burnley, promising to use their contacts to drum up support for the community work he and his team carry out.

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This his how the day unfolded:

Prince William and Kate Middleton spend the afternoon in Burnley and Clitheroe

Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Burnley and Clitheroe: AS IT HAPPENED

Last updated: Thursday, 20 January, 2022, 19:58

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent the afternoon in East Lancashire
  • The royal couple visited Clitheroe Community Hospital where they thanked staff for their hard work during the pandemic
  • They then stopped by Church on the Street in Burnley to see first hand the incredible work Pastor Mick Fleming and his team are doing

The moment Prince William and Kate arrived at Church on the Street in Burnley

Why are Prince William and Kate in Burnley?

Church on the Street was set up in 2019 in a bid to help the growing number of homeless people and vulnerable and disadvantaged families in Burnley.

The royal couple wanted to meet with Mick, volunteers and staff to hear about their motivations for working with there, as well as a number of service users to hear about their experiences first-hand.

A moment to remember

Prince William and Kate speak with 10-year-old Deacon Glover and his grandma. COTS supported Deacon after the death of his mum.

Understanding more about Church on the Street’s role in the community

The couple are now talking with Antony Horrocks and his family. Antony has struggled with addiction and mental health issues.

Time for a quick treatment?

The Church on the Street nail bar welcomes two very special visitors

‘Don’t give my wife any more ideas'

‘No more!’ Prince William jokes with onlookers as Kate cradles receptionist Trudi Barrie’s baby, Anastasia

Prince William and Kate Middleton wave ‘goodbye’ to Burnley

The couple, who visited Clitheroe earlier in the afternoon, are on their way having spent four hours in East Lancashire. Stay with us though for plenty more pictures and reaction.

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Their Royal Highnesses were in good spirits as they arrived at Clitheroe Community Hospital this afternoon. Read about the full visit here.

Video: Prince William and Kate Middleton pledge support for Burnley

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have promised to use their contacts to help Pastor Mick Fleming continue supporting those most in need through his Church on the Street ministry. "I am quite overwhelmed,” he said. “They were so amenable and it was wonderful to meet them."

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