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Kensington Palace  The official account of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their Royal Foundation, based at Kensington Palace.

The @RoyalMarines — the UK’s elite amphibious fighting force — personify courage, selflessness and positivity in the face of any challenge.

Today The Duke of Sussex, Captain General Royal Marines, presented recruits with their coveted Green Berets, symbolically marking the completion of their commando training, after receiving the salute from recruits completing their final Commando Test, a 30-mile march which starts at the north end of Dartmoor and finishes near Plymouth. Among the Royal Marines supporters The Duke met was Knocker, who joined up in 1945, and has supported recruits and commandos since 1969.

The Duke also visited 42 Commando at their base in Bickleigh to meet Royal Marines serving with the unit, meeting its specialist teams and witnessing a Joint Personnel Recovery demonstration in which Royal Marines disembarked from a Merlin helicopter and simulated the rescue of an F35 pilot from the new HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier.

73% of the poorest families in the UK cannot always afford to feed their children during the school holidays – which is estimated to affect 3 million children.

The Duke of Sussex was at @streathamyouth centre today taking part in a @streetgamesuk ‘Fit and Fed’ session. Fit and Fed is a national campaign to provide children and young people with free access to activity sessions and a nutritious lunch during school holidays.

In 2018, Fit and Fed projects delivered sessions at 321 sites, supporting 15,511 children and young people and served a total of 146,260 meals and snacks. 📸 PA/Kensington Palace

🇬🇧🇳🇴 The Duke of Sussex, Captain General @RoyalMarines, visited Exercise Clockwork to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the operation in Bardufoss, Norway.

The Duke shared lunch with Brits and Norwegians who have made significant contributions to the operation, before meeting deployed ranks at several Ground Training Stances, including taking a look inside a Quinzhee Shelter.

Clockwork is the traditional name of the Royal Marines' annual winter exercise, based in one of the world’s most demanding environments 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle, which has trained over 16,000 Royal Marines and Royal Navy sailors and airmen since 1969. #RoyalMarines #ExerciseClockwork 📷 Kensington Palace / PA

🇬🇧🇳🇴 The Duke of Sussex, Captain General @RoyalMarines, visited Exercise Clockwork to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the operation in Bardufoss, Norway.

The Duke met specialist aircrew and engineers, finding out more about their experiences of flying with the Royal Marines in the Arctic Circle – before cutting a special cake to mark the operation's 50th anniversary, and thanked both Brits and Norwegians for their collaborative work over the past 50 years.

Clockwork is the traditional name of the Royal Marines' annual winter exercise, based in one of the world’s most demanding environments 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle, which has trained over 16,000 Royal Marines and Royal Navy sailors and airmen since 1969. #RoyalMarines #ExerciseClockwork 📷 Kensington Palace

The Duke of Cambridge visited a programme called “Future Dads”, set up by the charity #Futuremen in London this morning.
The charity is located in London and provides advice and support for fathers, helping to develop their confidence as dads.
The Duke met Dads who had taken part in a course and practical sessions to prepare them for fatherhood - where he said that: “It’s quite daunting how tiny they [babies] are when they arrive.”
His Royal Highness also joined a “self-care” session.
The Duke works to reduce stigma around mental health as part of The Royal Foundation @heads_together campaign.

Today The Duke of Cambridge visited projects which support men around mental health and wellbeing in London.
First, His Royal Highness visited a Barber’s shop which encourages Barbers to spot the signs of depression and mental health problems in their clients.
The “Lions Barber Collective” @thelionsbarbers @pallmallbarbers come together to also provide training in “BarbersTalk” where they can chat to clients and are able to recognise the signs of depression and mental health issues.
The Duke, alongside the Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are tackling the stigma around around mental health through The Royal Foundation’s @heads_together campaigns.

“The first few years of a child’s life are more pivotal for social, physical and emotional development, and for future health and happiness than any single moment in our lifetime.” - Duchess of Cambridge, speaking at the 100 Women in Finance’s Gala Dinner at the V&A Museum London in aid of @heads_together legacy programme ‘Mentally Healthy Schools’. Launched by The Duchess at the beginning of 2018, #MentallyHealthySchools is one of the legacy programmes from the Heads Together campaign, which aims to help people of all ages start conversations about their mental health. The landmark project, run by The Royal Foundation, helps teachers and school leaders better support children's mental wellbeing, by offering school staff reliable and practical resources through a website developed by the youth-focussed charity partners of Heads Together; @afnccf , @_place2be and @youngmindsuk

🏉 "Sport has an amazing ability to bring people together.“ — The Duke of Sussex on the social impact of rugby, during a Q&A with Martin Bayfield and @EnglandRugby co-captain Dylan Hartley.

At tonight's reception in support of Try for Change and the Jonny Wilkinson Foundation, The Duke met former rugby players and members of the @EnglandRugby squad, before discussing the positive impact of rugby and the Try for Change programme in the Q&A.

“It is vital that we support teachers with their own wellbeing so that they can find the best level of care for all children, in their schools and communities in which they work.” — A key barrier to teachers feeling sufficiently knowledgeable and equipped to support the mental health of their pupils, and themselves, is the lack of formal training for teachers at any stage of their careers.

Today The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Royal Foundation’s ‘Mental Health in Education’ conference to discuss the importance of consistent mental health teacher training, as well as the challenges facing its implementation. #MentalHealth #MentalHealthinSchools #MHinEducation 📷📽 The Royal Foundation / PA / Kensington Palace

The Duke of Cambridge visited The Passage today for the first time as the homeless charity’s Patron.
His Royal Highness helped Head Chef, Nour Shab, prepare spaghetti bolognese, before joining in the lunch service with Malcolm, who’s been volunteering with the @passagecharity for 21 years 🍝
Later, The Duke met people taking part in the charity’s ‘Home for Good’ programme, which pairs volunteers with formerly homeless clients to help them settle into community life.

The Duke of Cambridge has today become Patron of homeless charity The Passage – here His Royal Highness is pictured with The Duke of Sussex and their mother Diana, Princess of Wales, in an early visit to @passagecharity.
Swipe 👉 to see a visitor’s book entry made by The Duke of Cambridge and Diana, Princess of Wales in 1993. The Duke has made additional visits to the charity at various points over the last 25 years.

This evening The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the gala performance of #TheWiderEarth in support of the @queens_commonwealth_trust and the production’s official charitable partner @QueensCanopy.

The Duke is President of the QCT, which uses its network, platform and experience, together with the collaborative input of like-minded foundations and supporters, to enable young leaders to realise their dreams and hopes for the future.

After meeting @thewiderearth creators Nicholas Pain and David Morton, The Duke and Duchess picked up their tickets from the Wider Earth puppet Sue the Tortoise, and met children from Urbanwise, who connect people with their local environmental and offer hands on outdoor learning opportunities to schools and families.

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