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  • Kate Middleton and Prince William visited Beigel Bake in London and helped in the kitchen
  • The Twitter users have mixed reactions to how the Cambridges handled the dough without gloves and hairnet 
  • Middleton received over 30,000 pictures for her "Hold Still" project and released the top 100 photos 

Kate Middleton and Prince William visited Beigel Bake in London and helped prepare the dough there, but some netizens slammed the royal couple because they did not wear hairnet and gloves.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been very busy lately despite the pandemic. On Tuesday, they visited Beigel Bake to highlight how communities have been coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Daily Mail royal correspondent Rebecca English shared a video of the couple helping make the dough on Twitter, but it received mixed reactions due to hygiene concerns.

"No gloves, no hair protection....? It’s nice that they do the engagement, but basic rules of hygiene when handling food should be followed," one commented.

"Dealing with food and Kate doesn't have her hair pulled back? Gross," another added

"This is how you do it," another Twitter user wrote while sharing photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle fully geared with hairnet and gloves while helping at a bakery.

Despite the backlash, many still supported the future king and queen. One said wearing hairnets and gloves are not required if the items are not to be sold, which was the case during the visit.

"Not legally required unless products are to be sold to public which these won't be," one commented to defend the Cambridges.

"I note the staff aren’t wearing nets either. You might want to phone and ask for the manager," @Madamdefa responded to another user who called the photo "gross." 

Meanwhile, many were very happy to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge again. “Yeeeeeeeeeey they’re back!” one wrote.

In related news, Middleton just released the final 100 images of her "Hold Still" project, a digital photography exhibition curated by the duchess and National Portrait Gallery.

Middleton received over 30,000 submissions for the project and only chose 100 images. National Portrait Gallery director Nicholas Cullinan, photographer Maryam Wahid, poet Lemn Sissay and England’s chief nursing officer Ruth May were among the judges who helped Middleton choose the top 100 photos.

“I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has entered and taken part. And a big thank you to my fellow judges. I hugely appreciate the time and dedication that they have shown towards the project,” Middle said in a clip she shared on Instagram before she released the final 100 photos.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Prince William and Middleton meet with Irish Guards after attending the St Patrick's Day parade at Cavalry Barracks on March 17, 2019 in Hounslow, England. Photo: Getty Images/Gareth Fuller