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The Prince and Princess of Wales met royal fans in London


Prince WIlliam and Kate on the tube© Instagram
Danielle Stacey
Online Royal CorrespondentLondon
Updated: May 4, 2023
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The Prince and Princess of Wales have joined revellers in Soho just two days ahead of King Charles's coronation.

Prince William, 40, and Kate, 41, are visiting the Dog & Duck Pub in Soho to hear how its preparing for the coronation weekend from members of staff and will meet representatives from other hospitality and recreation businesses in the Soho area.

The couple jumped on the Elizabeth Line to travel to the pub, alighting at Tottenham Court Road. See their journey here...

WATCH: William and Kate take the tube to Soho

William and Kate boarded the Tube at Acton Main Line in west London and chatted to Transport for London (TfL) workers about their plans for the busy bank holiday weekend when tens of thousands of people are expected in the capital.

At one point Kate was asked about Charles's coronation on Saturday and replied: "Yes, it's going to be a busy time. We're getting there. I still feel like we're trying to get ducks in a row."

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The Prince and Princess of Wales arrive for a visit to the Dog & Duck pub in Soho© Getty
The Prince and Princess of Wales arrive for a visit to the Dog & Duck pub in Soho

The royal couple travelled three stops and got off at Tottenham Court Road, in the shadow of Centrepoint tower block.

Kate was spotted using an Oyster card© Getty
Kate was spotted using an Oyster card
The couple on the Elizabeth Line© Getty
The couple on the Elizabeth Line

The Princess opted for a red and white ensemble, wearing a repeat collarless coat from Eponine London, over a white button-up dress. 

Kate Middleton smiling wearing a red coat© Getty
The couple's outing comes a day after the royal family rehearsed for the big day at Westminster Abbey
Kate accessorised with a white Mulberry bag© Getty
Kate accessorised with a white Mulberry bag
The crowds in Soho© Getty
The crowds in Soho

The Dog & Duck pub is part of the Nicholson's group, which own several pubs across the UK and this year celebrates its 150th anniversary. Over the coronation weekend, the collection of pubs will be hosting a number of events to celebrate. 

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Kate Middleton wearing a red coat© Getty
Kate stunned in a red coat

Talking with local businessmen as he sipped a pint in the pub, William said: "You always have the best conversations in pubs – you never know who you are going to meet."

He also joked that he would have to watch how much he drank and "get back into work mode".

Kate meanwhile said their eldest child Prince George was "excited" about the upcoming coronation and had been taking part in rehearsals.

She said the atmosphere in the area was "wonderful" and that excitement for the coronation was "already starting to build".

Prince William and Kate talking to pub owner in Soho© Getty
The royal couple heard how the pub are preparing for the coronation of King Charles III
The Dog & Duck pub is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year© Getty
The Dog & Duck pub is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year

After leaving the pub, the Prince and Princess spent time speaking to the crowds gathered outside. 

Kate takes a selfie with a member of the crowd© Getty
Kate takes a selfie with a member of the crowd

It comes after the Waleses were spotted attending a coronation rehearsal at Westminster Abbey with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis arriving at Westminster Abbey© James Whatling
The Wales family attended the rehearsal at Westminster Abbey
Kate looked stunning in an LK Bennett dress© James Whatling
Kate looked stunning in an LK Bennett dress

They were joined by the King, the Queen Consort and her grandsons, and the Princess Royal.

Prince George and Camilla's grandsons, Gus and Louis Lopes, and Freddy Parker Bowles, have starring roles as the King and Queen Consort's pages of honour.

William and Kate are also expected to be among the royals to attend a glittering Buckingham Palace reception with members of foreign royal families on Friday evening.

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