Kate Middleton and Prince William Were Seen on a Not-So-Secret Date
Kate Middleton and Prince William were able to take a little personal time for a date after their joint royal engagement on Tuesday.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were seen getting tea together at the the Inn on the Lake, a scenic spot in Ullswater that's also popular wedding venue.
The venue's Instagram posted photos of the royal couple, writing, "We had two VERY special guests stop by today! Our Sales Manager Teresa and Dani, one of our Hotel Directors both had the pleasure of meeting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!"
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We had two VERY special guests stop by today! ?? Our Sales Manager Teresa and Dani, one of our Hotel Directors both had the pleasure of meeting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! Oh and some small guests came along too ☺️ • • #royalvisit #dukeanddutchessofcambridge #innonthelake #innonthelakeweddings #visitcumbria #lakeullswater #ullswater #weddingvenue #royalfamily #royalty #lakedistricthotels #lakedistrict #lakedistrictnationalpark #cumbria
"It was quite a short break," a spokesperson for the Inn told Hello! Magazine. "They came and had afternoon tea with us at the Inn on the Lake."
The spokesperson said that the couple was served a full afternoon tea in one of the luxury Lake View bedrooms at the hotel, with views across Lake Ullswater, and that William had commented on the excellent view, adding that he hoped they hoped they would be able to stay longer next time they visit the Lake District.
Kate and William had spent the beginning of their day visiting the market town of Keswick in Cumbria, and went on to visit a traditional fell sheep farm, where they spent time shearing sheep and learning about issues impacting farmers in the region.
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At Deepdale Hall Farm in Cumbria, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met the Brown familly, who have been farming in the valley near Lake Ullswater since the 1950s. Farming and agriculture has a special place in the #LakeDistrict National Park, where farmers have worked centuries on some of the most challenging land in the country. There are three generations living on Deepdale Hall Farm: Chris, his son Jimmy, Jimmy’s wife Robyn, and their four children. Chris and Jimmy are proud of their hill-farming heritage and are keen to carry on farming in a traditional way. The Duke and Duchess joined the Brown family, local farmers, and members of the Farmer Network to discuss some of the key challenges farmers are facing — including rural isolation, Brexit, and support payments. Following the discussion, The Duke and Duchess spent time on the farm with the family tending to their flock of Herdwick and Swaledale sheep, joining them for sheep shearing, herding and dry stone walling. @CumbriaCC #Cumbria #Ullswater
During their time at the Inn, the duke and duchess met Dani Hope, one of the directors, as well as her children.
“What a day we’ve had, we feel absolutely privileged to have been asked to cater for the royal visit," Hope told Hello!. "Both Inn on the Square and Inn on the Lake have done a fantastic job and it was an absolute pleasure to meet the Duke and Duchess. On top of that it was a wonderful opportunity for Harry and Ellie to meet the future King and Queen! They were both so friendly and took time to chat to us, with Kate asking Harry if his favorite food was pizza but he replied no, it’s chips!”
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