HIS Royal Highness The Duke of Kent paid a visit to town charity Kidderminster and District Youth Trust (KDYT).

On Monday, November 25, the Duke of Kent was formally welcomed by Ben Bennett and Mike Oliver-Brooke, managers at KDYT, and was taken on a tour of Kidderminster Youth House.

During the visit, the Duke met some of the young people who benefit from the charity’s work, including Matthew Thomas, who received a Diana Award for his achievements while at KDYT.

A charity spokesman said: "The young people were excited to tell His Royal Highness all about the activities and work they are involved in, and The Duke of Kent heard about the impact that KDYT had on the young people and their lives.

"As the tour continued, The Duke of Kent was able to see the range of activities on offer at Kidderminster Youth House including drama, music, sports, Zumba Gold, and community activities."

The Duke met representatives from partner agencies and funders who support the work at Kidderminster Youth House, and also spent time with Jean Talbot, wife of Charles Talbot MBE, the founder of Kidderminster and District Youth Trust who died in October.

Before leaving, the Duke sampled some homemade cake and unveiled a plaque commemorating his visit.