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Prince William (37) grinned today when he arrived at the center of Harcombe House of The Fire Fighters Charity in Devon (photo)

Prince William waves at a line of firefighters as he arrives at a charity center in Devon on the occasion of Emergency Services Day

  • Prince William, 37, today visited the Harcombe House charity center in Devon
  • He wrapped himself warmly for the occasion in a smart blue jacket and a burgundy red sweater
  • Duke learns about the support it provides to the British fire and rescue services
  • Will meet a wider emergency service community on the occasion of the emergency services day
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The Duke of Cambridge smiled when he arrived today at the Harcombe House center of The Fire Fighters Charity in Devon.

Prince William, 37, was greeted by a guard of honor, warmly wrapped in a burgundy sweater and a navy blue, which he combined with dark trousers.

The father of three will hear about the support that the charity offers to members of the British fire and rescue services and their families.

His Royal Highness is also expected to meet representatives of the wider emergency services community during the visit – which marks the Day of Emergency Services.

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Prince William (37) grinned today when he arrived at the center of Harcombe House of The Fire Fighters Charity in Devon (photo)

Prince William (37) grinned today when he arrived at the center of Harcombe House of The Fire Fighters Charity in Devon (photo)

In the battle against the autumn cold, the Royal put on a burgundy sweater and a stylish navy jacket

In the battle against the autumn cold, the Royal put on a burgundy sweater and a stylish navy jacket

In the battle against the autumn cold, the Royal put on a burgundy sweater and a stylish navy jacket

The father of the three, who combined his ensemble with dark trousers, was greeted by a guard of honor

The father of the three, who combined his ensemble with dark trousers, was greeted by a guard of honor

The father of the three, who combined his ensemble with dark trousers, was greeted by a guard of honor

The Fire Fighters Charity offers specialized, lifelong support for members of the British firefighting community, enabling individuals to achieve mental, physical and social well-being throughout their lives.

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Originally known as the Fire Services National Benevolent Fund, the charity was established in 1943 to support the families of firefighters killed during the Blitz.

Her Majesty The Queen became the patron saint in 1953.

Harcombe House, opened in 1981, is one of The Fire Fighters Charity's three residential centers to provide physical and mental health support to operational and retired members of the British fire and rescue services and their family members.

The Duke of Cambridge poses for a group photo during a visit to the Harcombe House center of Fire Fighters Charity in Chudleigh, Devon

The Duke of Cambridge poses for a group photo during a visit to the Harcombe House center of Fire Fighters Charity in Chudleigh, Devon

The Duke of Cambridge poses for a group photo during a visit to the Harcombe House center of Fire Fighters Charity in Chudleigh, Devon

The Duke of Cambridge revealed a plaque during his visit to Harcombe House
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The Duke of Cambridge revealed a plaque during his visit to Harcombe House

The Duke of Cambridge revealed a plaque during his visit to Harcombe House

During his visit the father of three hears (photo) about the support that the charity offers to members of the British fire and rescue services and their families

During his visit the father of three hears (photo) about the support that the charity offers to members of the British fire and rescue services and their families

During his visit the father of three hears (photo) about the support that the charity offers to members of the British fire and rescue services and their families

The center has recently undergone a renovation to introduce special therapy rooms and rooms to facilitate support for beneficiaries, especially those with poor mental health.

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During the visit, His Royal Highness meets two families who undertake an art therapy session.

He will then meet families who have been supported by The Fire Fighter's charity at Harcombe House and hear about their experiences, the challenges they face and the impact of the support they have received at the center.

The Duke of Cambridge is shown around by Dr. Jill Tolfrey during a visit to the Harcombe House Center of Fire Fighters Charity

The Duke of Cambridge is shown around by Dr. Jill Tolfrey during a visit to the Harcombe House Center of Fire Fighters Charity

The Duke of Cambridge is shown around by Dr. Jill Tolfrey during a visit to the Harcombe House Center of Fire Fighters Charity

The Duke of Cambridge is shown around by Dr. Jill Tolfrey during a visit to the Harcombe House Center of Fire Fighters Charity

The Duke of Cambridge is shown around by Dr. Jill Tolfrey during a visit to the Harcombe House Center of Fire Fighters Charity

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After this, the father of the three visits the center's sports complex with a range of equipment used to find safe and varied ways to improve the physical health of individuals.

During the morning, the duke will also speak to service users who perform physical rehabilitation therapies, including an anti-gravity treadmill that allows people with lower limb injuries to exercise freely without putting their full weight on their feet.

Created in 2018, 999 Day starts annually at 9:00 am on September 9th (the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month) and is held to pay homage to the invaluable work performed by the emergency services and the emergency services.

The duke's visit coincides with Emergency Services Day. Later the royal family meets families supported by The Fire Fighter & # 39; s Charity at Harcombe House and hear about their experiences

The duke's visit coincides with Emergency Services Day. Later the royal family meets families supported by The Fire Fighter & # 39; s Charity at Harcombe House and hear about their experiences

The duke's visit coincides with Emergency Services Day. Later the royal family meets families supported by The Fire Fighter & # 39; s Charity at Harcombe House and hear about their experiences

The Duke (in the photo before getting out of the car) must also speak to service users who perform physical rehabilitation therapies

The Duke (in the photo before getting out of the car) must also speak to service users who perform physical rehabilitation therapies

The Duke (in the photo before getting out of the car) must also speak to service users who perform physical rehabilitation therapies

The Duke of Cambridge warmly joined the cold weather as he was pictured as he stepped out of a driver's car

The Duke of Cambridge warmly joined the cold weather as he was pictured as he stepped out of a driver's car

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The Duke of Cambridge warmly joined the cold weather as he was pictured as he stepped out of a driver's car

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