Bondholders Gain Royal Seal of Approval

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, visited Derby yesterday on his first official engagement in Derbyshire and stopped-by Bondholders Rolls-Royce and Bombardier, to learn more about their engineering pedigree. 

Prince William's visit included a tour of the Bondholders' manufacturing assembly lines, as well as having the opportunity to learn how both companies support the next generation of engineering talent.

At Bombardier, the Duke of Cambridge had the opportunity to drive one of the trains on the test track, as well as touring the assembly lines and meet manufacturing, welding and painting apprentices.

The Duke also unveiled a plaque and boarded a Crossrail train, manufactured for the Elizabeth Line in London.

During his visit to Rolls-Royce, the Duke of Cambridge toured the shop floor and met with the apprentices at the Apprentice Academy Workshop. 

Prince William completed his visit of Derby by visiting the Padley Development Centre, which helps people facing homelessness, mental health difficulties, addiction, learning disabilities and ex-offenders.