CAMBERWELL, London – Recently wed and highly publicized royal couple Kate Middleton and Prince William followed in the charitable humanist footsteps of William’s mother Princess Diana yesterday with a visit to Centrepoint’s Camberwell Foyer centre in Camberwell, London.
A favorite of the late Princess Diana, Centrepoint is a national charity, providing housing, personal and mental health services, and educational programs for England’s homeless population between the ages of 16 and 25. William himself is now a patron of the organization which has long been a part of his life, and sources say that he has been longing to introduce his new bride to the charity at work.
William made his first private visit to the Camberwell centre in 2003 at age 21. The couple visited once briefly during their engagement, sitting in on one of Centrepoint’s “Workwise” programs, which are designed to aid struggling youths prepare themselves in the search for employment.
On this visit, the royal couple were met by two of Centrepoint’s “success stories”, Olivia Sabat, 20, and Kiran James, 23. Both became homeless in their teens, but have recently made great strides toward independent living and gainful employment.
Centrepoint’s Chief Executive Sey Obakin is thrilled by the attention the Camberwell branch is recieving from the royal couple. Of the visit, he said:
“It is a powerful motivator and Prince William is a keen and passionate patron. I have seen him talk to a young person and remember their story six months later.”
Obakin hopes that attention from the royal couple will aid the Camberwell branch which has been struggling for the past 12 months.
Seems like the sky is the limit for the royal couple. What do you think of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s charitable leanings?