William and Kate’s rainy away day in Blackpool

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were enjoying a rainy day beside the seaside as they visited the famous Blackpool Tower.

William and Kate travelled to the Lancashire resort on Wednesday to visit tourist hotspots, and see some of the health and social problems facing the town.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at Blackpool Tower (Danny Lawson/PA)

The pair, sheltering under large black umbrellas, were greeted at the landmark amid the downpours with cheers from a crowd of several hundred well-wishers gathered outside on the promenade.

William and Kate were met by local dignitaries including the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackpool, Gary and Debbie Coleman, as they stepped inside for a briefing about the town’s investment and regeneration projects.

Kate waving to the crowds (Danny Lawson/PA)

Kate was dressed in an olive green coat by Sportsmax and a Michael Kors dress for the away day.

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