The Princess, who is Patron of Carers Trust, visited the centre to see the work they do to support carers in the Runcorn and Widnes area.
3 in 5 people in the UK will become a carer at some point in their lifetime. Currently, there are around 7 million unpaid carers in the UK with 2.1 million providing over 20 hours caring each week – 700,000 are under 18.
Halton Carers Centre offers a wide range of respite therapies and activities for carers and is a place where they can go for advice, support and friendship.
Linda Mannion, 69, who cares for her husband, said: 'The Princess was lovely. She asked about my caring role and I was able to tell her about the support from the carers centre where the staff always give us time.' During the visit, Her Royal Highness heard a performance from Les Miserables by the Ella Performance Group which is an inclusive group for young people and adults with learning disabilities.
Before leaving, Her Royal Highness unveiled a plaque to commemorate her visit and was presented with a posy by Andrew Telford, 46. Andrew has Downs Syndrome and is cared for by his sister, Pam Roberts who is also a carer for their mother.