Prince William confronted a homeless guy, telling him, “I’m not interested in you.”
According to a rediscovered report, Prince William allegedly met a homeless guy who declared he was “not interested” in the future king.
William and Kate, both 39, are well-known for their charitable activities and have taken on dozens of patronages throughout the years for various causes. The Duchess of Cambridge is a patron of various children’s charities, including Family Action, and several sports organizations, including SportsAid. William, like his wife, enjoys sports and is a patron of the FA, the governing body of English football.
The Duke of Cambridge is also a supporter of humanitarian causes, serving on the boards of Centrepoint and The Passage, two UK homeless organisations.
According to a rediscovered interview with former royal protection officer Ken Wharfe, William’s awareness of homelessness dates back to his youth.
Mr Wharfe, who served as Princess Diana’s bodyguard for five years, said William’s meeting with a man sleeping on the street opened his eyes to the world around him.
Mr Wharfe stated Diana’s visits to The Passage helped spark his ambition to bring about change in the 2011 Channel 4 programme “How Diana’s Death Shaped William and Harry.”
“I remember her taking William to the Passage Day Centre very early in the morning, away from the glare of the cameras, to hand out clothing, to hand out meals, and so on,” he claimed.
“I remember William being there, passing out tea and coffee or whatever, and this one guy came up from the street.
“He replied, ‘Give me that, I’m not interested in you,’ and he knew exactly who it was, and this was a big deal for William.
“I remember saying to Diana in the car back, ‘You see William, this is what happens, not everyone likes us.’
“This was part of Diana’s education, so he could see what other people did.” The Duke first visited The Passage with Diana as a youngster in 1993, and he was named patron of the organisation 25 years later.
Kensington Palace posted a photo of William and his brother Prince Harry beaming as they visited the center with Diana to announce William’s new patronage.
Another image shows William and Diana’s signatures in the Passage Day Centre’s visitor’s book.
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