Duke of Cambridge visits rehabilitation centre for injured soldiers on 36th birthday

Prince William and the Prime Minister attended Credit: Oli Scarff/PA Wire/PA Images

Prince William is marking his 36th birthday by visiting a newly-built rehabilitation centre for soldiers.

The Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre is on the site of the Stanford Hall Estate in Nottinghamshire, and it will provide world-class rehabilitation facilities for service personnel who have suffered major trauma or injury.

It been built at a cost of over £300m by Black Stork, a charity set up by the late Duke of Westminster.

It will open later this month and is expected to be fully functional by the beginning of 2019.

He spoke to A&E Nurse Debbie Lawson whose poem 'One for the Team' won a national 'Poem to Remember' competition and was read by the Duke during the official handover to the nation of the building

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