Prince William (40) is following in the footsteps of Princess Diana. One of the things that mattered to the late Diana’s heart before her death was homelessness in Great Britain, and now the prince reveals that he will begin a five-year project to improve the living conditions of the population.
It’s also something he talks about a lot with kids, he says in a new interview Sunday times. This is his first press interview as Prince of Wales.
There he can reveal, among other things, that his children, Prince George (9 years old), Princess Charlotte (8 years old) and Prince Louis (5 years old) will experience homelessness.
Among other things, they talk about being homeless every time they pass “someone who isn’t as lucky as them.”
– When I left this morning, one of the things I thought about was the time to take George, Charlotte, or Louis to a homeless organization. I think when I can balance that with their school routine, they will definitely get exposed to it. When we take them to school, we talk about what we see, says the prince.
The prince himself was taken to such an organization when he was eleven years old. At that time it was his mother, Diana, who took him there.
– When we were in London, driving back and forth, we kept seeing people sitting outside shops, and then we talked about it. I said to the children, “Why are they there? How are you?” I think it’s in everyone’s best interest, it’s the right thing to do, to expose kids to it, so they understand.
– They will grow up knowing that some of us are very lucky, while some of us need a little help and some of us need to contribute a little more where we can improve their lives, he adds.
He himself is very grateful that Princess Diana introduced him to the subject from a young age. He also mentioned that earlier this year in a video clip, according to BBC.
I think she would have been disappointed that we still have come a long way when it comes to addressing and preventing homelessness than when she was interested and involved.
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