The Prince and Princess of Wales put their own mental fitness to the test during a visit to the SportsAid charity on October 12.
Kate Middleton and Prince William took part in goalball and netball activities to highlight the importance of mental health for young people.
Prince William and Kate Middleton visit SportsAid Charity
Kate Middleton and Prince William visited Bisham Abbey National Sports Center to take part in SportsAid workshops.
The sessions focused on building resilience and reducing anxiety among young athletes.
The royal couple first attempted to score netball goals under simulated pressures, such as crowd noise. Kate raised her arms in triumph after scoring a basket on her second attempt.
They also played goalball blindfolded, which forced them to concentrate silently to detect the sound of the ball.
SportsAid shared images of the challenges faced by the Princess and Prince, praising Kate’s goalball skills in particular.
The Prince and Princess are taking part in a game of goalball, a visually impaired Paralympic sport, for the second instalment of the practical element. They are being guided by Great Britain coach Alex Bunney and athletes Caleb Nanevie, Lois Turner and Matt Loftus. Their Royal… pic.twitter.com/pYHcGMg3Wm
— SportsAid (@TeamSportsAid) October 12, 2023
The visit coincided with World Mental Health Day, in keeping with Kate and William’s commitment to the cause.
SportsAid, founded in 1976, helps young British sportsmen and women aspire to be future champions.
Kate has been a patron of the organization since 2013. The departure came after a SportsAid study showed that 42% of young athletes feel anxious from time to time, highlighting the need for greater mental health support.
Both Kate and William enthusiastically welcomed the activities to promote mental health among athletes.
The Prince and Princess have made mental health a cornerstone of their public work, using their platform to advocate for the well-being of young people.
Kate Middleton’s fingers
Kate has raised alarm bells about her health due to the dressings she has been sporting on her fingers.
It is known, that the Princess of Wales is a very active woman but she has been dragging that injury for weeks.
The injury in her fingers was caused by jumping on the trampoline with her children.