THE DUKE and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Bradford today for their first time in the city together.

The royal couple will visit a number of projects which support the community and promote cohesion in one of the UK's most diverse cities.

City Hall - the first location on their agenda - glowed red, white and blue overnight, all set for the exciting occasion.

Prince William and the Duchess will meet young people about their lives and growing up in the district before speaking to employers and businesspeople about creating opportunity for today's youths.

The public will get a chance to meet the royals in Centenary Square with Bradford Council hinting the occasion will take place around lunchtime.

The Duke and Duchess will then head to one of Bradford's Khidmat centres which helps the most vulnerable members of the community from minority ethnic backgrounds.

On arrival they will hear about the activities and workshops the volunteers offer as well as the organisations they support.

The couple will join a session by Better Start Bradford which has more than 20 projects for pregnant women and families with children under four.

Councillor Fozia Shaheen (Labour, Toller) said: "A born and bred Bradfordian, a community grass roots worker, it gives me great pleasure to announce, its 'Official' Khidmat Centres are delighted to be welcoming TRH’s the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge on their visit to Bradford."

The 'Older Yet Wiser' initiative will be under the spotlight as a unique workshop series for grandparents on caring for children in the 21st century and the importance of the early years.

This is something the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has been extremely passionate about, having expressed the importance of supporting children and families during this important stage of their lives.

The final visit of the day will focus on the work by Near Neighbours, bringing people living in diverse communities together to build relationships of trust and work together on community projects.

A spokesperson for Near Neighbours said: "It will be a busy day for William and Kate in Bradford next Tuesday, but they will have the time for a workshop with us and our partner to see the great work going on in the city to promote social cohesion.

"We are really honoured by this opportunity."

The visit comes at a time of tension for the royal family as discussions continue over the future of Harry and Meghan's role as senior members.

This week, at the so-called Sandringham summit, the Queen explained the family had "constructive discussions" about a new role for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The Queen and her family say they are "entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan's desire to create a new life as a young family".

In her statement, the royal majesty explained: "These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days."