The Duke of Cambridge may have been on the job during a jam-packed official visit to Bradford, a city in West Yorkshire, but the 37-year-old made sure to take a moment for some sweet PDA with his wife, Kate Middleton.
While greeting fans outside City Hall, Prince William was spotted presenting the Duchess with a single white rose which he likely received from a well-wisher.
The adorable moment was caught on camera showing Kate, 38, breaking into a warm smile before accepting the flower and appearing to thank her husband.
The royal couple’s affectionate mood continued throughout their day of joint engagements in the area, which saw them visit a women’s health clinic, a community centre and share a laugh while making a drink at a local restaurant.
The Duchess also spent time holding hands and chatting with a special young boy, Josh and his mum Sue after spotting the pair in the crowd.
Josh, who has sensory autism, was eager to know if the Cambridges had received his handmade wedding and baby cards which Kate assured him they had before leaning over the metal barricade to give him a warm hug.
“Josh had [an] amazing time at Royal visit [sic] got to give Kate a big hug,” Sue wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of her son and the future queen.
The visit marks the first public engagement of the year for Kate, who celebrated her 38th birthday on Thursday last week.
Prince William, meanwhile, returned to work yesterday, for an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
It’s also the first time the couple have stepped out together since Prince William’s brother, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle announced they were stepping down as senior royals.
Harry, Will and their Prince Charles were summoned by the Queen to attend crisis talks at Sandringham to thrash out the details of what is now known as ‘Megxit’.
Additional reporting by Francesca Specter.
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