ROYAL DUTIES: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed to Luton on Wednesday to continue their mental health awareness initiatives. The young royals have focused on their campaign to promote the well-being of teenagers and children.
Earlier this month the duchess promoted the launch of a series of podcasts dealing with children’s mental health. The Child in Mind series features 20-minute segments hosted by BBC Radio 4 presenter Claudia Hammond.
They young royals took in a tour of the site for Youthscape, a charity in Bute Mills where they visited the recently refurbished center for teens and children.
Later today, they are scheduled to meet with staffers from CHUMS, a mental health service that aids young people. They will also meet with various charities working on mental health matters including Our Minds Matter, OM, Luton Council of Faiths and Grassroots. The Royals will also tour the Keech Hospice Care, where they will learn about the facilities and present a plaque that marks the 25th anniversary of the hospice.
They will also head to Hayward Tyler where they will launch a new motor manufacturing center, meet with staff, apprentices and graduates and present the Queen’s Award for Enterprise award to the company.
This is the first public outing for the duchess since she and the duke visited Portsmouth last month.
The duchess wore a blue and white floral L.K. Bennett dress. The duchess wore the outfit during their royal tour in Australia in 2014.
Earlier this week, Kensington Palace announced that the young royals, along with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will visit Canada from Sept. 24 to Oct. 1. They will visit Vancouver, Victoria, Bella Bella, Haida Gwaii and Kelowna in British Columbia and Whitehorse and Carcross in Yukon. The duke and duchess have visited the country before, in 2011.