21 May 2014 - 22:49
Duke of Cambridge to visit Yorkshire


Deputy Editor

The Duke of Cambridge will undertake engagements in Yorkshire on 4th June.

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As patron of SkillForce, The Duke’s first meeting will be at Goole High School, to launch the SkillForce Junior Prince’s Award. The award is part of a unique programme to develop character and resilience in school children at primary school, which includes young people who are potentially vulnerable, by encouraging confidence and community involvement throughout their school careers. Thi launch of the award is to mark the charity’s 10th birthday.

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Inspired by the D-Day landings, which 2014 will mark the 70th anniversary, the former Search-and-Rescue Pilot will witness a hands-on challenge to build a bridge over a barrier. William will meet with those participating in the school’s Duke of Edinburgh Award too.

Later on, he will move to Centrepoint Bradford Foyer to learn about youth homelessness in the area. William is also patron of Centrpoint, and last in 2011 he made a surprise visit to a centre, and ‘threw some shapes’ with a youth there, while wife Catherine looked on.

He will also participate in a video skills workshop, and see how the charity helps to try and break the cycle that leads to homelessness and unemployment through an employability workshop for the young people in the area.

This will be the first engagement for The Duke since brushing shoulders with the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Watson and Ralph Lauren at a reception held at Windsor Castle for The Royal Marsden.



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