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

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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
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
Duchess of Cambridge
Duchess of Cambridge
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
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
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, Edinburgh
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
Duchess of Cambridge
Duchess of Cambridge
Duke of Cambridge
Duke of Cambridge
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's royal train tour

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