In Pictures: William and Kate begin morale-boosting trip on royal train

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met frontline workers from the Scottish Ambulance Service as they began their tour of the country on the royal train.

William and Kate met the ambulance staff in Newbridge, near Edinburgh, during their first engagement after they set off on their 1,250-mile morale-boosting trip.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are met by Deputy Lord Lieutenant Sandra Cumming and piper Louise Marshall as they arrive by train at Edinburgh Waverley Station (Andy Barr/PA)
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
The duke and duchess of Cambridge wave to onlookers after their arrival (Andy Barr/PA)
Duchess of Cambridge
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a long coat for the trip (Andy Barr/PA)
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
William and Kate are on a three-day tour across the country (Andy Barr/PA)
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
Piper Louise Marshall awaits the arrival of the royal guests (Andy Barr/PA)
A member of staff looks out of the window of the royal train
A member of staff looks out of the window of the royal train (Andy Barr/PA)
William and Kate during a visit to the Scottish Ambulance Service response centre in Newbridge, Edinburgh
William and Kate during a visit to the Scottish Ambulance Service response centre in Newbridge (Wattie Cheung/PA)
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
The pair talked to staff at the Scottish Ambulance Service response centre (Wattie Cheung/PA)
Duchess of Cambridge
(Wattie Cheung/PA)
Duke of Cambridge
William is on a three-day tour across the country (Wattie Cheung/PA)
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
The duke and duchess both wore face masks during their visit (Wattie Cheung/PA)
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
Social distancing was maintained during the event (Wattie Cheung/PA)
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