The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Luton on August 24th. They visited Youthscape, Keech Hospice and Hayward Taylor Group, as part of their mental health initiative.
TRH’s started their day at Youthscape’s drop-in centre in Luton’s Bute Mills. They met young people who told them about how Youthscape has supported them both through difficult times in their lives. They also took part in a Self Harm UK online support group Alumina to help young people stop self-harming. They checked out an innovation wall before officially opening the building. The Duke and Duchess also took part in an inter-faith discussion.
Later, the Duke and Duchess moved on to Keech Hospice, to meet families, friends & volunteers who support children and adults with life limiting illness, as well as to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the organisation. They met patients in the Children’s play room and later in the bereavement room. TRH’s also received two memory jars.
For their last engagement of the day, the Duke and duchess visited the HTG group, a Luton-based worldwide market leader in manufacturing motors. They met some of the graduates and apprentices training with the organisation, before opening their new Centre of Excellence. TRH’s also presented the HTG group The Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
The Duchess of Cambridge recycled her blue poppy LK Bennett dress from the 2014 Tour of Australia with her sapphire and diamond earrings. The Duke wore a beige blazer with navy trousers.