Alison Hammond rubs shoulders with Royalty as Kate Middleton visits Birmingham

Alison Hammond couldn't hide her excitement as she came face to face with Royalty on Thursday afternoon at an event in Birmingham.

The This Morning host, 48, beamed as she rubbed shoulders with the Prince and Princess of Wales at The Rectory in her hometown on 20 April.

Kate, 41, and Prince William, 40, met future leaders and local business owners from Birmingham's creative industries sector at the venue – a dynamic venue overlooking the city’s historic Jewellery Quarter.

Alison was among the guests at The Rectory and could be seen grinning as she listening to the Princess of Wales chat to guests.

The TV presenter looked stunning in a red floral dress and black blazer, which she paired with large hoop earrings and bright red nail polish.

Meanwhile Kate opted for a chic plum midi dress, which featured a matching tie belt and pleated skirt. The Royal wore her brunette locks in loose bouncy curls and sported matching plum high heels.

She and husband William visited Birmingham on Thursday to celebrate the city’s diverse culture. Before heading to The Rectory, the Royal couple visited Indian restaurant, The Indian Streatery, in the city.

William and Kate were in high spirits as they chatted to employees and took reservations at the authentic, family-run independent Indian restaurant based in the city centre.

William held up one of the curry house's phones as he took a call, while Kate could be seen laughing with workers behind him. The Waleses also tried their hands at making Indian street food with workers at the restaurant

The couple shared a photograph of William using the phone on their official Twitter page, and jokingly told their 2.7 million followers: "Hope we told this customer to come to the right place…!"

Kate and William appeared to have a fun-filled day in Birmingham, with fans lining the streets to meet them and even presenting the princess with a bouquet of vibrant flowers. The couple also enjoyed a game of darts together and mingled with numerous local people during their visit.

Kate and William's Birmingham visit comes just three weeks before the King's Coronation is due to take place. The official ceremony will take place on 6 May with celebrations continuing on 7 May.

It is expected that around 2,000 people will attend the King's Coronation at Westminster Abbey, which is far less than the Coronation of Elizabeth II just over 70 years ago – which boasted 8,000 guests in total.


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