Prince William Visits Homeless Charity After Visiting Diana | 22 Words

Prince William paid a visit to a homeless charity that he first visited twenty-eight years ago with his mom, Princess Diana.

Yesterday, Prince William returned to The Passage, a homeless charity based in London, which he first attended twenty-eight years ago with his mom, Prince Diana.

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The Duke of Cambridge, who became patron of the charity in 2019, made a visit to The Passage to mark the charity's fortieth anniversary.

While in attendance, the Prince made a speech at an awards ceremony.

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During the speech, William looked back on previous visits he made to the charity including his first, made in 1993 with his mom, and more recent visits made in 2020.

"I find it particularly inspiring to meet former clients who were helped by The Passage's wonderful staff and volunteers in their time of need, and who have come back to help others now that they are doing much better themselves," William said in his speech, the Daily Mail reports.

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"'The last eighteen months of the pandemic have shown us how much we rely on each other to get by - and just how strong our communities can be when we work together to get things done."

While visiting, the Prince presented Colin Chilman, a former alcoholic, with an Outstanding Achievement award after he was able to get back on his feet and find a job.

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As per the news outlet, William said: "Colin, what a journey. Well done I am so pleased it's going well."

Following the visit, a selection of photos from the day were shared to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Instagram account.

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Alongside the photos, William wrote a caption that thanked everyone at the charity for their "continuous work."

"40 years. 40 years of life-changing work @passagecharity. Over the many years that I have visited The Passage, first with my mother when I was just a small boy, I have developed a great affection for you all," the caption began.

"Every time I come here, I am touched by the warmth and friendliness, and the dignity and respect you show to everyone who comes through your door. I am always so impressed to see and hear the difference that The Passage makes to the lives of people who are experiencing homelessness. Thank you to everyone for your continuous work. W."