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Prince William and Kate surprise commuters at London station for Poppy Appeal Day

Excited commuters were given a treat on Thursday morning when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a surprise appearance at High Street Kensington station.

Prince William and Kate arrived at the station and immediately caused excitement as members of the public noticed the royal couple.


(Photo: Twitter/Royal British Legion)

The special appearance at 11am came in honour of London Poppy Day as the Duke and Duchess showed their support for the appeal.

Both William and Kate, who were sporting a red poppy, spent time speaking to the servicemen and women, who give generous amounts of time selling the poppies every year at the station.

The Prince, who represented the Queen at President Park’s state visit earlier this week, looked dapper in a smart suit, while the Duchess looked regal in a red-coloured coat by one of her favourite designers, LK Bennet.

The new parents arrived at the station on board the Poppy Bus, which had earlier stopped at William and Kate’s home, Kensington Palace.

The bus which is travelling around the city to mark the London Poppy Appeal arrived at the Palace with guests, who the couple welcomed into their home and spent time talking to them.

The 1960s Routemaster bus was boarded by former Eastenders star Barbara Windsor and the five youngsters who are releasing this year’s Poppy Appeal single titled ‘The Call (No Need to Say Goodbye).

Thursday’s surprise appearance comes as both William and Kate have announced upcoming engagements for later this month.

Prince William will be joined by Kate when they visit the charity Only Connect’s head office in London on November 19. The royal parents will speak to staff at the charity which focuses on crime prevention and hear how the organisation supports ex-offenders and those who are at risk of offending.

A week later on November 26, the new father will host Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift at Kensington Palace for Centrepoint’s Winter Whites Gala.

The Duchess of Cambridge will also go solo when she attends Place2Be’s ‘Resilience and Emotional Strength in Schools’ forum at the offices of Clifford Chance in Canary Wharf, on November 20.



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