William and Kate will visit a UNICEF centre in Copenhagen to help the famine relief effort
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will fly to an emergency UNICEF relief centre in Denmark next week Clarence House has confirmed.
In a statement released yesterday, a spokesman said William and Kate have been ‘very troubled’ but the worsening famine crisis in East Africa and have planned a visit to Copenhagen to help with relief efforts.
The royal couple, who got engaged on holiday in Kenya last year, are said to be ‘moved’ by the crisis that’s affecting 13 million people. Determined to do something to help, they hastily arranged a royal visit, only their second oversees trip so far as a married couple.
‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been deeply moved over the past few weeks by the desperate plight of hundreds of thousands of seriously ill children in East Africa, a part of the world they know well and which is dear to them,’ a statement, released yesterday, read.
‘Going to Copenhagen to view the supplies heading out to the famine zones was their idea as they are very troubled by the situation.
‘The British public have already been very generous, but the royal couple wish to do what they can to help maintain global attention on the worsening situation.’
William and Kate will be joined by The Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark during their visit, where they’ll be expected to meet with officials and donors, before helping to pack boxes of supplies.