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Coventry welcomes Prince William and Kate on royal visit

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be in Coventry throughout the day. Credit: PA images

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Coventry today for the first time since the city was awarded the UK City of Culture 2021.

William and Kate will meet student nurses, midwives and paramedics and officially open a new £59 million training centre at the University.

They will also tour the institution's new science and health building during a day designed to celebrate the city's history, people and heritage.

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First stop on the royal tour will be Coventry Cathedral. Credit: ITV News

The royal couple began their day by visiting the ruins of Coventry cathedral and hear about its history and its modern successor.

Before taking part in a short ceremony, known as the Coventry Litany of Reconciliation, and meeting members of the choir.

The Cambridge's will then have a cup of tea with staff and volunteers at the Rising Cafe, a social enterprise venture, which provides work and opportunity for those overcoming drug and alcohol addictions.

William and Kate will end their day by attending a music and boxing workshop at the Positive Youth Foundation organisation.

Afterwards they will talk to staff members, volunteers and young people supported by the service, which helps young people who find themselves living in challenging circumstances in the city.