The Prince and Princess of Wales made their first public appearance on Thursday, two days after the release of Prince Harry’s explosive memoir, Spare.
Prince William and Kate were questioned about the Duke of Sussex’s controversial autobiography as they opened a leading hospital – but one visitor told the future king to “keep going”.
See all of the best photos and moments from their engagements below…
For their first joint outing of the year, William and Kate opened the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital and arrived to cheers and selfie requests as they arrived.
Princess Kate looked elegant in a tartan Holland & Cooper coat with a navy belted dress from Cefinn and matching Gianvito Rossi heels for her first public engagement of the year. She accessorised her look with her Mulberry Amberley bag and sapphire earrings.
The royal was pictured waving to the crowd as she entered the hospital.
The couple’s official Twitter account shared a personal tweet as they arrived, saying: “Hi Merseyside [waving hand emoji].”
A sweet moment captured between the couple as they arrived to huge cheers from the crowd. William and Kate visited a ward to see the hospital’s new facilities and met with staff, who have been working at the hospital during the busy winter period, to thank them for their service.
How amazing is this? Healthcare assitant Anna O’Hara asked the couple for selfies on the critical care ward.
The couple’s visit caused quite a lot of excitement at the hospital, while Kate was also given a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Proud pet owners William and Kate also made a new four-legged friend, therapy dog Rosie.
For their next stop, William and Kate visited the Open Door Charity, which focuses on supporting young adults across Merseyside with their mental health, using culture and creativity as the catalyst for change.
The Princess’ appearance comes days after she celebrated her 41st birthday on Monday.
The Waleses spent their Christmas break at their Norfolk abode, Anmer Hall, and attended the Christmas Day church service at Sandringham alongside the King, the Queen Consort and extended members of the royal family.
During the Christmas break, the family-of-five also enjoyed a trip to see Santa at Lapland UK and William even reportedly treated his wife to a thrilling date by taking an Aston Martin DBX707 for a weekend test drive.
William and Kate’s outing comes as King Charles resumed his royal duties, stepping out in Aberdeenshire.