Twenty-five years have passed since the tragic death of Lady Di, but the memory of the Princess of Wales is still very present in the memory of her son. In an interview with The Big Issue newspaper on the occasion of his 40th birthday, this June 21, 2022, Prince William expressed his desire to take his children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, on the footsteps of their grandmother. “In the years to come”, the Duke of Cambridge indeed hopes to take his children “to visit the fantastic organizations working to support those who need it most”. “Exactly like my mother did,” says Lady Diana’s eldest son.
In the columns of The Big Issue, Prince William explains that he developed an interest in the cause of the homeless by visiting a reception center with his mother and his brother, when he was only 11 years old. “In her own inimitable style, she was determined to shed light on a neglected and misunderstood problem,” he recalls, determined to pass on to his children this incredible willingness to help that his mother had.
Homelessness, this cause that is very close to the heart of Prince William
Since the beginning of his career on behalf of the royal family, Prince William has made it a point of honor to help the homeless, especially young people. In November 2017, during a charity gala for the Centrepoint association, which helps homeless young people aged 16 to 25, Seyi Obakin, the organization’s president, said: “We We were his very first sponsorship and we’ve never seen him more committed to ending youth homelessness. It’s a tough cause, a big vision – but we believe it can be done.”
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