Prince William and Kate Middleton have resumed their royal duties!
The Prince and Princess of Wales returned to public appearances on Thursday in Scarborough after having a break in recent weeks to spend time with their three children during the kids’ summer vacation. They were there to announce money to help young people’s mental health. They will meet with representatives of neighbourhood groups that will receive £345,000 in financing from a partnership between the Two Ridings Community Foundation and The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales.
Both Kate and Prince William, both 40, added red poppy pins to their attire as accessories. Since 1921, the poppy has been used to honour military personnel who have lost their lives in battle. Although the U.S. also uses the insignia, Remembrance Day on November 11 is principally associated with the U.K. and Commonwealth nations.
Getty Images/Chris Jackson Prince William and Kate Middleton
The Street, a community centre that provides space for neighbourhood organisations to expand and improve their offerings, was their first trip of the day. To understand how award selections were decided and to learn more about how this financing will benefit Scarborough, they spoke with young people who had received help from regional community groups. The royal couple next visited three nearby nonprofits receiving the funds to see firsthand how it would affect their neighbourhood.
According to Amanda Berry, CEO of The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales, “The Prince and Princess of Wales feel incredibly passionate about ensuring that young people have access to a wide range of mental health treatment.” “One of society’s major problems continues to be addressing the stigma around mental health and making sure people in need of assistance can access it.”