Royal couple in UNICEF visits to Denmark aid centre

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will take a trip to Denmark on 2nd Nov to learn more about the work of children's charity UNICEF in East Africa. An estimated 12 million people in the region are at risk of starvation because of food shortages, and scarcity has been declared in Somalia.

The royal couple will go to UNICEF’s emergency supply centre in Copenhagen. The UK is giving £200m in aid to the affected region, £72m of which has been raised through public donations.

The duke and duchess will tour a British Airways Boeing 747 before a relief flight carrying 45 tonnes of aid, including emergency medical supplies, leaves for East Africa. They will be at the airport after visiting the UNICEF warehouse with the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark.

BA has made an aircraft available to help UNICEF get aid to East Africa, and this will be its second relief flight to the region. The airline's chief executive Keith Williams said: "We're delighted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be seeing the flight off."

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