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THE Duke and Duchess of Cam­bridge will re­turn to North Wales this month, it has been an­nounced.

Prince Wil­liam and his wife Kate will visit Caernar­fon and An­gle­sey for the day on Wednesday, May 8. They will meet in­di­vid­u­als and or­gan­i­sa­tions in the re­gion who are do­ing their bit to look af­ter their com­mu­ni­ties and pro­tect the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment.

The joint en­gage­ment will see the Royal cou­ple firstly visit the Caernar­fon Coast­guard Search and Res­cue He­li­copter Base, be­fore travelling to An­gle­sey – where the pair lived for sev­eral years.

Un­til 2015, search and res­cue op­er­ated out of RAF Val­ley on An­gle­sey, where The Duke worked as an RAF search and res­cue pi­lot be­tween 2010 and 2013.

Their Royal High­nesses will view the Coast­guard’s new Siko­rsky S92 he­li­copters, and meet mem­bers of the search and res­cue team. The Duke and Duchess will then join a dis­cus­sion with crew mem­bers about the mental health chal­lenges that re­sult from work­ing as first re­spon­ders.

They will also meet staff from the Wales Air Am­bu­lance, which op­er­ates next door to Caernar­fon Search and Res­cue. The Royal cou­ple will then visit Halen Mon An­gle­sey Sea Salt – a lo­cal busi­ness which won the Queen’s Award for Sus­tain­abil­ity in 2017.

The news was an­nounced in a series of of­fi­cial tweets pub­lished by Kens­ing­ton Palace – the of­fi­cial ac­count of The Duke and Duchess of Cam­bridge. Prince Wil­liam and his wife Kate last vis­ited the re­gion in Novem­ber 2015. They vis­ited or­gan­i­sa­tions in­clud­ing branches of the mental health char­ity Mind and Gisda, which of­fers sup­port to home­less young­sters, and saw those in­volved in the Vale of Cl­wyd Mind Men’s Shed project.

The pair also had a go at ab­seil­ing at the Tow­ers Out­door Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre in Betws-y-Coed on their last visit be­fore meet­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives of lo­cal Moun­tain Res­cue teams.

● Prince Wil­liam and Kate at the Tow­ers Res­i­den­tial Out­door Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre in Capel Curig on their last visit to the re­gion

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