William and Kate arrive in Northern Ireland for a full day visit

The Prince and Princess of Wales have arrived in Northern Ireland for a full day visit.

illiam and kate will fulfill a number of commitments with cross-community organizations that support people from all backgrounds.

They started with a visit to the suicide prevention charity PIPS in north Belfast.

Mayor Tina Black and Sinn Féin MP for the constituency John Finucane were among those who greeted the royal couple upon their arrival.

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Tina Black, the Lord Mayor of Belfast, arrives at St Brigid’s Parish Church, Belfast, for the funeral of longtime owner of the Irish News newspaper, James Fitzpatrick. Picture date: Tuesday June 28, 2022.

Inside, 12-year-old Elyse Quinn, daughter of the charity’s chief executive, Renee Quinn, presented the princess with a bouquet of flowers.

PIPS was founded in 2003 after the rapid suicide of 14 young people in Belfast last year.

In a rush to act, stakeholders from across the city came together to try to address the issue.

During their visit, William and Kate spoke to staff about their work helping people at risk of suicide and self-harm.

The charity also arranged for her to attend an art therapy session – painting pumpkins – with some at-risk children who were supported by PIPS.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the organization has seen a significant increase in people seeking help.

This includes an increase of more than 500% among young people.

At the end of their visit, the prince and princess are invited to join a group of volunteer advisors to pack the charity’s little boxes of hope.

The support packs are given to children after their time at PIPS to support their continued recovery and to ensure their parents and guardians feel better equipped to cope.

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