Here their rapport with wellwishers in Batley, and 85-year-old carer Len Gardner who the Duchess had befriended through her work on loneliness, was as joyful as the brass band which serenaded them.
But this goodwill tour is very much a working visit – a point lost on Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, and Vaughan Gething, the Welsh Health Minister, who have both implied that the Royals were breaching travel protocols and creating an unhelpful distraction.
What hypocrisy – both would have complained vociferously if Scotland and Wales had been omitted from an itinerary designed to enable the Duke and Duchess to meet the public rather than fawning politicians and their hangers-on.
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