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Prince & Princess of Wales

William and Catherine return to royal duties after half term break with the children

The Prince and Princess of Wales stepped out in Scarborough to focus on supporting youth mental health as they met with local organisations that are receiving £345,000 in funding.

The funding comes from a collaboration between the Two Ridings Community Foundation and The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales. The Two Ridings Community Foundation is a non-profit providing resources for grassroots community groups to survive and respond to crisis.

For the trip’s first stop, they visited The Street, a community hub that hosts local organisations to help grow and develop their services. At The Street, they met with people who received help from local mental health support groups and learned how the donations could be best put to use. The Prince and Princess also met with three other charitable organisations to learn how they have benefited from funding.

In a speech, the Prince said: “For Catherine and I, the legacy of today, bringing people together and collaborating, showing what can be done when a community helps together collaboratively is something we’d like to follow on and I hope can be represented more widely across the country.”

The couple then visited The Rainbow Centre where they heard stories of the people being helped by an open-door style support system. The organisation supports children and adults impacted by neurological conditions and gives them resources to live their lives to their fullest potential.

Managers of the centre say there has been a huge increase in demand for its service and it’s difficult for many people to come forward for help. The Prince said he was worried about how many people were still living in isolation after the global health crisis.

The outing marked the Princess’ first public engagement in recent weeks. The Prince and Princess took a break from royal engagements in late October to spend time with their children who had a break from school.

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My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I graduated with a degree in journalism and sports studies, and a minor in sport and recreation management. A highlight of my college career was getting the chance to study abroad in London and experiencing royal history firsthand. I have a passion for royals, royal history, and journalism, which led me to want to write for Royal Central.