Duchess Kate and Prince William announce first joint engagements of 2020

By Zach Harper

The Sussexes returned to work on Jan. 7, and the Cambridges are set to do the same next week!

Duchess Kate and Prince William will spend their first joint engagement of 2020 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, on Jan. 15. While there, they will visit community projects that are intended to promote social inclusion. The city, which is very close to Leeds, is one of the most diverse in the United Kingdom, and it also has the fastest growing and youngest population outside of London.

The following week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will co-host the UK-Africa Investment Summit with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Jan. 20 at Buckingham Palace. It is intended to foster growth and investment across the continent of Africa, and will feature representatives from businesses, governments and international organizations putting their heads together to do just that.

Kate looked so happy to be heading to church with her family (except Prince Louis!) on Christmas Day! Photo: © Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

William and Kate spent a good portion of their Christmas break at Sandringham, where they spent the holiday with the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family. It was a very special Christmas for the Cambridge family, as Prince George and Princess Charlotte made their debuts on the family walk to the Church of St. Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate for the first time.

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Kate also stepped out to church with her parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, this past Sunday, and brought some of her best friends with her. Thomas van Straubenzee and his fiancée, Lucy Lanigan-O'Keeffe, Lady Laura Meade and her husband James Meade, and Rose Hanbury, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley and her husband, David, Marquess of Cholmondeley, were pictured with her. Kate's dearest friends were welcomed up to Sandringham and to the Cambridge country home at Anmer Hall for early celebrations for her birthday, which falls on Jan. 9 and will see her turn 38.

We can't wait to see the Cambridges back at work!

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