Prince William visits hostel for young homeless in London

Britain’s Prince William smiles during his visit at the Centrepoint hostel to meet young homeless people in London January 10, 2017. ― Reuters pic
Britain’s Prince William smiles during his visit at the Centrepoint hostel to meet young homeless people in London January 10, 2017. ― Reuters pic

LONDON, Jan 11 ― Britain’s Prince William played a game and interacted with several youths during a visit to a Centrepoint hostel yesterday as part of his duties as the charity’s royal patron.

Prince William spoke with some of the people whom Centrepoint, the British foundation for homeless young adults aged 16-25, is helping to turn their lives around, hearing that they were keen on starting careers in film and British Airways.

Later, it took several questions but Prince William was able to correctly surmise that he had David Beckham’s name written on a piece of paper stuck to his forehead, while playing the popular party game to guess celebrity names.

Centrepoint runs 24-hour hostels in London, Bradford and Sunderland, giving homeless youths a safe place to stay, and providing them with support to move on with their lives. The charity helps more than 9,000 every year to find homes and jobs.

William has been a patron of Centrepoint since 2005, and has visited regularly since he was a child, when he would come with his mother Princess Diana, who was patron before him. ― Reuters

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