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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Luton to raise awareness of mental health

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in Luton today, to continue to raise awareness on mental health.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Bute Mill in Luton Credit: PA

They first visited a new multi-million pound centre in Bute Mills, run by the the charity Youthscape, which works to support young people.

It reopened in April after a £3.2 million revamp.

The Duchess of Cambridge is presented with a posy of flowers as she leaves Bute Mills in Luton Credit: PA

It was part of flying visit to the town which also saw William and Kate visit Keech Hospice, to mark its 25-year anniversary and take a tour of the adult and child facilities.

It was also a chance to meet hospice staff and some of the residents.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are presented with a personalised memory jar from a young boy Credit: PA

There was flag waving and cheering to welcome the Royals to the town.

Some had even come all the way from America, just to get a glimpse of the Royal couple.

America loves the royal family, you know, especially the Queen and with Will and Kate and the young generation that's coming up, we just adore them.

At the school that I work at, there's been a lot of help and support from Youthscape and the programmes that they run, so, it just feels like the icing on the cake for the royal couple to come and visit them today.

– Dalene and Joni
Dalene and Joni have come all the way from New Jersey Credit: ITV News Anglia

Their visit in Luton finished at engineering company Hayward Tyler.

It was to open a new development and present staff with the Queen's Award for Enterprise.