The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the town of Birkenhead, Merseyside on January 14th, meeting a number of local organisations that support and empower groups within the community.
They started their day in Hamilton Square to view a new sculpture erected in November to mark the 100th anniversary of Wilfred Owen’s death, unveiling a plaque before meeting local veterans, members of the Birkenhead Institute Old Boys, and members of the public gathered. Next, the Duke and Duchess visited Tomorrow’s Women Wirral, an organisation that supports women in vulnerable circumstances, hearing directly from the women about their experiences, before visiting the onsite charity shop, café, and Inspiration Hall.
Later, the Duke and Duchess officially opened Number 7, a supermaket and community cafe, supported by churches, food banks, community groups, and other organizations working to eliminate hunger in Birkenhead. They lastly visited the Hive Wirral Youth Zone, providing a safe environment where young people can come and enjoy themselves, where the Duke and Duchess met young members as they take part in a number of activities and workshops throughout the centre, before unveiling a plaque to mark the visit.