WILLIAM AND KATE TO VISIT N. WALES
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