Year 11 pupil meets the Prince and Princess of Wales

The Prince and Princess of Wales carried out their first engagements of the year in Merseyside, opening a new hospital and visiting a charity supporting mental health.

William and Catherine’s visit began at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, with the royal couple officially opening the facility during their visit. The couple toured the critical care unit, which can house up to 40 patients at full capacity.

They then travelled to the Open Door Centre, which provides mental health support to young people living in Merseyside. The couple met with young people in the Oomoo music programme, which provides mental health support through music.  A pupil in our year 11 class was one of those lucky young people. 

Speaking about the meeting he said, “It was a provilage to meet William and Kate. It was nervous waiting for them, it felt like a long time. When we spoke to them they asked us questions about the charity and how it has helped us.”

The Prince and Princess of Wales have long been champions of the importance of young people’s mental health and we are so proud of the pupil who got to speak about such important issues in such a sensible way.