Duke and Duchess show they care and raise a smile

Kate Middleton and Prince William showed their support for victims of the riots by visiting Birmingham on Saturday.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke to people affected, including the parents of the three men – Haroon Jahan and brothers Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir – who were killed by a hit-and-run driver as they tried to protect local shops.

The families were pleased William and Kate took the time to come and meet them,’ a friend tells the Daily Mirror.

It shows they’re in touch with ordinary people.’

The royal couple, both 29, lifted residents’ spirits and went on to visit shopkeeper Ajay Bhatia – whose store was looted by a gang of 70. He lost £20,000 worth of stock after a mob smashed down the front door.

‘This sort of thing is not acceptable in our society,’ William told him. ‘It was a terrible ordeal.’

But the shopkeeper, who moved to the UK from Delhi, is working hard to restock and is delighted to have been granted British citizenship.

William coudln’t help asking who he supported in cricket – India or England?

William! That’s naughty, that’s naughty!’ Kate, 29 – looking stylish in an Alexander McQueen outfit – told her husband.

Sorry, I had to ask,’ William, 29, replied.

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