Its been reported Prince William, second-in-line to throne, has spent a night on london street last week with homeless guy for support UK Homeless Charity Centrepoint.
Prince William, the future king, dressed in plain grey hoodie, jeans and sneakers made a bed from an old sleeping bag and cardboard boxes in an alley near the River Thames. Sheltering behind wheelie bins close to Blackfriars Bridge from about midnight last Wednesday and Prince slept out in the open until 6am.
After that he showed a great gesture and he cooked breakfast for a group of young homeless people at a shelter.
Prince William said: “I cannot, after one night, even begin to imagine what it must be like to sleep rough on London’s streets night after night. Poverty, mental illness, drug and alcohol dependency and family breakdown cause people to become and then stay homeless. I hope that by deepening my understanding of the issue, I can help do my bit to help the most vulnerable on our streets.”
Centrepoint’s chief executive Seyi Obakin, who spent the night with Prince William on street wrote on charity website: “There was no shielding from the bitter cold or the hard concrete floor or the fear of being accosted by drug dealers, pimps or those out to give homeless people a good kicking.
He added: “One of the hairiest moments occurred when we were almost run over by a road sweeper which simply didn’t see our small group huddled together, which just goes to show how vulnerable rough sleepers are.”
“For me, it was a scary experience. Out of my comfortable bed. Out there in the elements. Out there on an extremely cold night, with temperatures down to -4C. And it was the same for Prince William. But he was determined to do it as patron in order to raise awareness of the problem and to be able to understand a little better what rough sleepers go through night after night.”
Its been said once Princess Diana took William on a secret visit to a Centrepoint shelter as a child, leaving a lasting impression that led him to become the organisation’s patron.
William’s private secretary, Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, said a “small element of security” were also with him.