The Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Catherine, travelled to Scarborough this Thursday in support of mental health services geared towards young people.
The Royal Foundation of the Prince and Princess of Wales together with the Two Ridings Community Foundation, a Yorkshire-based organisation, have come together to generate an impressive pool of funding.
Royal watchers may have noticed that members of the family have been sporting red poppy pins with their ensembles in recent days. Kate Middleton and Prince William both wore the flowers during their outing in Scarborough on Nov. 3, with the Prince of Wales also adding the accessory to his tuxedo at the 10th annual Tusk Conservation Awards and his suit for the Film Africa festival earlier in the week. King Charles III, Queen Camilla and Princess Anne also wore the pins when they welcomed athletes from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games for a reception at Buckingham Palace.
William and Kate are also set to meet with The Street and The Rainbow Centre, a local organisation, before distributing £345,000 of funding through a grant panel from the Two Riding Community Foundation.
The main goal of the funding will be to boost provision of safe spaces, affordable sports and outdoor activities, along with youth work, mentoring and creative workshops.
The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales’ CEO, Amanda Berry stated: “Ensuring that young people have access to a wide range of mental health support is something that The Prince and Princess of Wales feel extremely passionate about.
“Tackling the stigma around mental health and ensuring that help is there for those who need it continues to be one of society’s biggest issues.”
Berry continues: “The Royal Foundation is therefore delighted that by working with Two Ridings Community Foundation, we have played a pivotal role in galvanising funding to support the organisations doing this vital work in the community, creating a long-lasting impact for young people in Scarborough.”
For the occasion the Princess of Wales looked impressive as always, sporting a beige overcoat, layered over a belted turtleneck beige knitted dress, which featured long sleeves. Kate wore her hair down loose with a side parting and natural make-up.
She accessorized the look with timeless neural-toned high heels and DeMellier’s ‘Nano Montreal Bag in Deep Toffee Smooth Leather’.
Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales was rocking a navy suit and burgundy jumper, finishing off his look with suede brown shoes.
This visit comes after the royal couple returned on Tuesday after a family break with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
The Princess has had a busy day coming back to work, she later spoke with the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr David Hoyle, via telephone before holding an Early Years Meeting.
The mum-of-three is also set to make a very special appearance this weekend, cheering on the England rugby team face off Papua New Guinea in Wigan on Saturday, it’ll be her first match after succeeding Prince Harry as the patron of the Rugby Football League, becoming the figurehead for the Rugby Football Union at the same time.