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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Cardiff Castle

Photo credit: Cardiff Council

Students from three universities in South Wales have had the honour of meeting Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Cardiff Castle this morning.

As part of a 48 hour whistle-stop tour, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited Cardiff to meet local university students to hear about some of the challenges they have experienced during the pandemic, with a particular focus on mental health.

Students from Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales met Their Royal Highnesses to discuss their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the universities and the student unions have supported them in their mental health, in what has been a very challenging year.

The Duke and Duchessvisited the groups of students to enjoy the Christmas festivities at the castle in a socially distanced setting; while enjoying a performance by‘Samba Galez’, Wales’ longest running Samba Band, who have been supported during the pandemic through the UK Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.