The Passage, the homeless charity in Westminster which has helped over 130,000 people in crisis in almost 40 years, has announced the Duke of Cambridge as its newest patron.
Since he and his brother Prince Harry were first taken to see the charity by their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1993, Prince William has visited The Passage on a number of occasions over the years.
Welcoming the news, Cardinal Vincent said: ‘I know the Duke is deeply committed to working with those most in need, such as the thousands of people The Passage has helped off the streets. It is crucial that everyone in our society, especially the poorest, are treated with respect, dignity and kindness, and are given the opportunities to fulfil their potential in this life; this announcement is a tangible symbol of that commitment.’
On the day the announcement was made, the Duke joined volunteers and staff in preparing and serving lunch to its guests.
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