Prince William shows his support for important ‘lifeline to many’ as he highlights ‘incredible work’ in latest outing

Prince William’s latest visit has been met with praise from fans as he reflected on his inspiring ‘take away’ from the day

Prince William shows support during a visit to the new London centre of James' Placeduring
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Prince William has shown his support for centers that provide a “lifeline to many” as he raised awareness for those facing a devastating crisis.  

As a senior member of the extended Royal Family, Prince William regularly undertakes inspiring and poignant engagements as he helps raise awareness for vital organizations and charities. For his latest visit, the Queen’s grandchild stepped out in London to tour the new branch of James’ Place. Their centers provide support for men facing a suicidal crisis and Prince William had previously visited their Liverpool branch for its grand opening back in 2018. 

Taking to social media following his recent time there, both James’ Place and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official accounts shared eye-opening posts. In theirs, James Place’ remarked upon how wonderful it was to be able to introduce the future King to not only some of their dedicated team members, but those whom they've helped. 

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“We were so pleased to introduce HRH The Duke of Cambridge to some of our London team and to some of the men we have been able to help in London and Liverpool,” they shared. “Our aim is to open more centres to make sure that men in suicidal crisis find the help they need when they need it most.”

Whilst the Cambridges’ own post explained that the expansion of James’ Place to include the new permanent center in London will help see its lifesaving work continue in the capital.

“This new permanent London center, which expects to help up to 450 men a year, follows the opening of the first James’ Place in Liverpool in 2018,” their caption added.

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Clare Milford Haven and Nick Wentworth-Stanley founded James’ Place after the tragic loss of their son, James. The mission of James’ Place is to make sure that help is there for every man who faces a suicidal crisis and to provide support for them to find hope for the future. 

Following the poignant posts surrounding Prince William’s visit, many fans were quick to echo his sentiments regarding these vital centers.

“That’s great news it’s a very important service which is a life line to many”, one person commented. 

Another agreed, thanking the Duke for raising awareness as they wrote, “What a fantastic organization! Thank you for highlighting their incredibly important work.”

“Incredibly important work and great to see Prince William supporting it”, a third person replied.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge unveils a plaque during a visit to the new London centre of James' Place

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Meanwhile, according to the Evening Standard, during this incredibly significant visit, the Duke of Cambridge spoke about the important thing he’d come to realize as a new plaque was unveiled to mark the opening of the new center. 

He said, “The one takeaway thing for me today particularly, is the idea that there is a solution, there’s always a solution. I think that’s the thing the team have impressed on me. Despite anyone feeling like this is the last thing in the world they can do and taking their own life—is realizing that there is a solution, I think that’s really important.”

“I think men sometimes get so in the detail, we forget about the bigger picture and being able to have that bit of support that can move them forward, and there is hope and a brighter future beyond that,” Prince William powerfully declared.

Emma Shacklock

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