Stockwood Year 10 student Ben was recently treated to an audience with Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge when they visited Luton.
The Prince and Princess visited the area to tour a range of charitable and community-building organisations, including Keech Hospice, where they met with Ben.
Having suffered a bereavement, it was to Keech that Ben and his family turned for support. Clearly touched by Ben's story, the Prince was moved to offer Ben a reassuring hand on the shoulder and some words of comfort.
The Prince was kind enough to share his struggles with losing his mother at a young age, saying 'time makes it easier'. Ben and his family are grateful to Keech for their support.