Duke of Cambridge speaks out about nation's attitude to mental health


The Duke of Cambridge has spoken out about the nation's attitude to mental health, saying it was "sad" that "society does not seem to listen enough" to those with problems.

William's comment came as he and Kate sat down with a group of young people in Dundee who spoke openly about their battles with mental health issues and their work helping others .

In recent weeks the royal couple have been focusing their public work on promoting the emotional and psychological wellbeing of children and teenagers and visited Dundee for the first time to learn more about how the area is dealing with the issue.

The visit began on a lighter note with the Duke and Duchess spending last night at the nearby town of St Andrews where they went to university, met and fell in love more than a decade ago.

They stayed at The Old Course Hotel, an exclusive resort and spa overlooking one of the world's famous gold courses.

William and Kate's Dundee visit was their first official trip to the city and they met the young mental health advocates at the city's Rep theatre where they went on a brief walkabout outside.

The Duchess confessed to one well-wisher in the crowds that she was not thrilled by the Duke riding his powerful motorbike.

Fearghas Simpson, 28, a recruitment executive from Ayr?, asked Kate if William was still riding his motorbike.

He said she replied: "He's still riding it. It always fills me with horror when he goes out on it? - I'm terrified. Hopefully, I'm going to keep George off it."