Prince William thanks delighted schoolboy for mental health campaign letter on surprise visit

The Prince of Wales delighted a young boy on Thursday morning (25 April) by dropping into his school after receiving a letter last year inviting him to see their mental health initiatives.

Freddie Hadley, 12, shared his letter on X, formerly Twitter, on World Mental Health Day last October.

He told William about the work he and his friends at St Michael’s Church of England High School in Rowley Regis, Sandwell, were doing.

The royal replied soon after, apologising that he couldn’t make the visit at the time.

Six months on, William dropped into the school for a chat.