William in video call with Liverpool business owners about pandemic challenges

The Duke of Cambridge has held a video call with business owners in Liverpool – including the DJ Yousef – to discuss the challenges they face because of the coronavirus pandemic.

William spoke to the producer, who runs Circus Events, Circus Recordings and the city’s The Circus nightclub, on Monday.

The Liverpool City Region is one of only two areas in England under the harshest Tier 3 restrictions.

Pubs and bars are closed in Liverpool unless they can serve meals, and household are banned from mixing indoors and outdoors.

The second in line to throne was also joined on the chat by Natalie Haywood, an entrepreneur who runs the wedding, events and restaurant venues Leaf, Oh Me Oh My and One Fine Day.

Kensington Palace said the trio discussed the impact the Covid-19 outbreak was having on the hospitality industry.