NOTE: Please accept our apologies for the technical problems with today’s post, we encountered some serious gremlins. Hopefully we have it all sorted out, I am sorry for the hassle factor.
Below we see the couple on their way to catch the train to Cambridge Station.
The “Welcome to Cambridge” message was visible everywhere, including the Cambridge News newspaper, our thanks to CNN’s David Wilkinson for sharing this photo.
The drizzle falling when the pair arrived in Cambridge didn’t seem to bother either the Duke or Duchess, this picture comes via the Cambridge News Instagram feed.
Huge crowds greeted the pair wherever they went, despite the wind, cloudy skies and occasional rain.
After making the 48-minute journey from London on a scheduled train, the Duke and Duchess were greeted on the platform of the station by the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, who joked that they had come to “claim” the city and county.
Joanne also had the pleasure of speaking with Kate, her conversation has become quite the buzz, more from Rebecca English’s story in the Daily Mail.
Spectator Joanne Baldwin, 30, spoke to the Duchess during the couple’s walkabout. ‘I told her I loved her new hair style,’ she said.
‘She said: “I’m not sure about it. It’s a bit windy today.” I said don’t worry, it looks lovely.’
Jo also shared these photos of the visit, she let us know that on the left we’re seeing Kate just before Jo spoke with her, on the right, immediately after, Kate is holding flowers that Jo gave her.
Another balcony view, this one via Rob Ellis, he shared the photo on Twitter.
Another generous WKW Facebook friend, Sarah Campbell, was also in Cambridge and she shared these pictures.
Another look from Sarah.
It seemed everywhere William and Kate turned more locals wanted to meet them.
Many waited a long time to see Kate and William.
The Cambridge News provided stellar coverage throughout the day. In addition to the work of their own staff, they asked readers to post photos from the visit on the paper’s Facebook page, and there are some treasures. Below we see photos posted by Daniel Almondo (left) and Jon Chiffin (right).
After the Guildhall the pair moved on to the University of Cambridge for a reception.
William also delivered remarks, more from Cambridge News:
He said: “This is a day Catherine and I have looked forward to for a very long time, 18 months, in fact, ever since my grandmother, The Queen, on the morning of our wedding bestowed on us the name of this great city.
The podium also offered another chance for William to have a little fun:
He said: “It’s not the first time I’ve been here. My brother Harry and I were fortunate enough to come to Cambridge five years ago, when we spent a couple of days at Trinity.”
“I have to say it’s the closest Harry’s ever got to university.”
As for lunch, William, Kate and several others visited a local pub, the Fort Saint George.
More from Cambridge News:
“He just wanted to sit down for a nice pub lunch with his wife away from all the cameras. They said they enjoyed it and even came back for seconds.”
The special guests ate salmon, tuna and beef sandwiches, a platter of mini burgers, chips and fresh fruit, washed down with soft drinks.
Kate and William then visited Jimmy’s, a homeless shelter, and The Manor School. The couple wrapped up their day’s official engagements at Peterborough City Hospital, below we see Kate arriving at the facility.
Kate was given another bouquet as she headed into the Hospital.