Prince William’s recent visit to a homeless charity in London has resulted in a nostalgic trip that made him recall childhood memories. The visit also provided him a rare look at a previous homeless charity trip with his mother, the late Princess Diana.
The Duke of Cambridge visited The Passage on Friday where he was given a special gift, Hello magazine reported. William was gifted a framed photograph of himself as a child, along with his brother Prince Harry and mother Princess Diana. The picture was taken during the late Princess of Wales’ official visit to the homeless charity in 1994.
In the photo, a young William is seen smiling while sitting on top of a table, while Harry sat on his mother’s lap. The throwback photo was presented to the Duke of Cambridge by Homeless ambassador Mark Smith, the report said. Smith also shared how Prince William still recalls the t-shirts that both he and Prince Harry wore at that time. “It was just so touching. He laughed — he found it quite strange that we still had a photograph of him as a child with his mum,” the ambassador reportedly said.
In a speech during the event, the Duke of Cambridge also mentioned his childhood memories and how his previous visits to the homeless charity “left a deep and lasting impression” on him. He also stressed the importance of treating everyone in the society with “respect, dignity and kindness,” especially the poorest members of a community. Prince William reportedly said that everyone should be granted the “opportunities to fulfill their potential in life."
Meanwhile, the Kensington Palace also shared a snapshot of the childhood photo that Prince William received during his recent visit to The Passage. In a Twitter post, the Kensington Palace described the image as a “lovely photo” of Prince William and his family.
The 1994 visit marks the second time the royal siblings visited The Passage with Princess Diana. The late Princess of Wales also brought her children with her during a 1993 trip to the homeless charity.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 13, 2016