Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visiting Keswick

11 June 2019, 05:31 | Updated: 11 June 2019, 05:32

William and kate

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are due to try their hand at sheep shearing on a visit to Cumbria.

William and Kate will celebrate the resilience and spirit of farming communities on Tuesday as they spend the day in the Lake District.

The royals will start their visit in the market town Keswick, where they will join a celebration recognising the contribution of individuals and organisations in supporting communities and families across Cumbria.

They will meet volunteers including those from the mountain rescue service, community first responders and young people trained as mental health first aiders.

The couple will then visit a traditional fell sheep farm to meet members of the farming community and learn about some of the challenges it faces.

William and Kate will help out with activities including sheep shearing.

They will also hear about peer support networks helping those in the most rural areas and the ways some farms are diversifying.