Beigel Bake in London’s East End has a habit of welcoming hungry clubbers and shift workers through their doors, minus the royals.
But on Tuesday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid a surprise visit to the famous 24-hour bakery on Brick Lane, rolled up their sleeves and cooked.
The couple learned how the store was forced to reduce its opening hours during the coronavirus pandemic.
They were also told how, despite this, the store donated food to the locals.
During a day touring the East End, William and Kate also visited the nearby East London Mosque and the London Muslim Center in Shadwell.
There, they chatted with volunteers who were cooking and delivering meals to vulnerable members of the community during the pandemic, and dropping off medicines or provisions.
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The Duke and Duchess also met some of those who had benefited from the support of a project which received financial aid from the National Emergencies Trust – which is headed by William.
Earlier today, royals spoke to a group of unemployed London Bridge Jobcentre workers, who have lost their jobs in the pandemic and are now receiving support to return to work.
Employers also spoke about their experiences trying to help people find jobs during the outbreak.