Duke of Cambridge in water polo visit as part of day's engagements

The Duke of Cambridge is set to meet divers from the Merseyside Sub-Aqua Club
The Duke of Cambridge is set to meet divers from the Merseyside Sub-Aqua Club
14 September 2017 7:45AM

The Duke of Cambridge will watch a water polo session as part of a day of engagements in Merseyside.

William will visit the Guinea Gap Leisure Centre in Wallasey, Wirral, on Thursday, where he is set to meet divers from the Merseyside Sub-Aqua Club and watch children showcasing Swim England's Learn to Swim programme, before viewing the water polo session.

Earlier in the day, the Duke will formally open the Urgent Care and Trauma Centre (UCAT) at Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool.

This new unit includes the addition of a charity funded air ambulance helicopter landing pad.

The Duke will meet clinical staff and tour the emergency, major trauma, resuscitation and observation units at the hospital, before meeting some of the elderly patients at the frailty assessment unit. 

He is also due to meet staff and service users at the Life Rooms in Walton, a community hub run by mental health trust Mersey Care.

The centre offers group and one-to-one advice sessions on finances, addiction, and employment and offers a space for groups to meet.

The work of the trust was highlighted to William when he, along with his wife the Duchess of Cambridge and brother Prince Harry, spearheaded mental health campaign Heads Together to encourage people to speak about their problems.

William and Kate announced last week they were expecting their third child.

She was forced to pull out of planned public engagements due to severe morning sickness.