Royal couple the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in Scotland for a two-day visit focussing on mental health and homelessness.
First on their agenda was a visit to St John’s Primary School in Inverclyde where they sat in on lessons with excited pupils.
While there they took time to join in with a Roots of Empathy session, which promotes the healthy development of empathy in young children.
William and Kate, known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn in Scotland, also paid a visit to a project operated by The Wheatley Group.
The Duke and Duchess saw first hand how the organisation is transforming the lives of vulnerable people and those at risk of homelessness.
The couple met with Wheatley Homes tenant Lynette Wilson and her one-year-old son Abel who brought a smile to the royals’ faces.
They also spoke with service users who have benefitted from access to employment support to help mitigate the impact of poverty.
Thrilled locals welcomed the high profile duo to their area waving from open windows as the royals passed by.
On Thursday they visited Tynecastle Stadium in Edinburgh as they completed their visit.
The Duke met with men involved in The Changing Room – an initiative set up by the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) in partnership with football teams across Scotland.
William told participants that it is “good to get emotional” as he joined members Pher Nicolson and Kristian Wilson in a “walk and talk” around the stadium.
William has long been an advocate for discussing mental health and breaking down stigma around the issue.
The Tynecastle visit is the conclusion of a two-day tour of Scotland as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
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