Both Prince William and Prince Harry have been significantly influenced by their mother's charity work all around the world. They continue to work towards keeping her legacy alive.
Prince William and his brother Prince Harry have always proved that they were their mother Diana's children in all aspects of life. Prince William recently paid three secret visits to a homeless center right before Christmas in London where he not only chatted with the residents but helped them pack food as well.
The 38-year-old Duke visited homeless shelter The Passage when he was just a child in 1993 along with his mother Princess of Wales. Now 27 years later, he visited the center to honor Diana and the good work she did for the unfortunate.
Representatives at The Passage revealed that the Duke has visited the center on three different occasions all before Christmas, according to People. In the picture shared by The Rooftop, the Prince can be seen sporting a mask and an apron as he arranges the food supplies inside the paper bags.
The outlet also reported that Prince William is a patron of the organization. He spoke to the residents about the difficulties they've been facing due to the coronavirus pandemic. He also prepared hot meals for the ones who have been moved to emergency hotel accommodations along with other volunteers.
Taking to Twitter, the organization posted the picture and penned, "Because we thought you might need a good news story! If we've learnt anything from previous lockdowns, it's the willingness and determination of so many to do what they can to help. We would like to thank staff and volunteers for their work at this time."
Because we thought you might need a good news story!— The Passage Charity (@PassageCharity) January 5, 2021
If we've learnt anything from previous lockdowns, it's the willingness and determination of so many to do what they can to help. We would like to thank staff and volunteers for their work at this time. https://t.co/9VAhL9lWAP
Mick Clarke who is the Chief Executive of the charity gushed about how happy the organization was to welcome the royal and said, "We were delighted to welcome our Royal Patron, The Duke of Cambridge, as a volunteer during the second lockdown, where he helped to prepare and deliver food parcels to our clients in our emergency and regular accommodation projects."
"Volunteers are, and always will be, the life blood of our organization. This year, more than ever, our army of volunteers have enabled The Passage to keep our vital services running throughout both lockdowns and the time in-between," Clarke added. While volunteering, the Prince also spent time at two residential projects, including the Passage House Assessment Centre and Montfort House.
The Passage has reportedly provided 70,000 meals for people in emergency accommodations all through the pandemic. The royal couple, Prince William and Ducchess Kate Middleton have also stepped out for donating their time to charitable causes throughout the pandemic. They visited the FareShare at the New Smithfield Market while touring the UK. They also visited the food distribution center in Manchester before Christmas to appreciate the help they've been providing the families who need it.
Both Prince William and Prince Harry were teenagers when they visited The Passage with Diana who, like the Duke of Cambridge was an ambassador for the organization. Prince William's name can still be seen in their guest book right under his mum's.
“The visits I made as a child to this place left a deep and lasting impression upon me – about how important it is to ensure that everyone in our society, especially the poorest, are treated with respect, dignity and kindness, and are given the opportunities to fulfill their potential in life,” he once shared, as per The Mirror.
The Cambridges spent their Christmas away from the rest of the royal family this year due to UK's COVID-19 restrictions. Sharing their message with the people they acknowledged the frontline workers who spent their Christmas away from the family and also those who were grieving their loved ones.
Hoping for a better 2021, they said, "This Christmas our thoughts are with those of you who are spending today alone, those of you who are mourning the loss of a loved one, and those of you on the frontline who are still mustering the energy to put your own lives on hold to look after the rest of us."
This Christmas our thoughts are with those of you who are spending today alone, those of you who are mourning the loss of a loved one, and those of you on the frontline who are still mustering the energy to put your own lives on hold to look after the rest of us. pic.twitter.com/VvW3rV4fRz— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) December 25, 2020