Prince William’s first engagement of 2017 sees him following in Princess Diana's footsteps


Prince William's first official royal engagement of 2017 was espeically personal for the father of two as he paid a visit to one of his late mother's former charities. The Duke of Cambridge dropped by a hostel in Northolt run by Centrepoint, a youth organization that received support from Princess Diana prior to her death in 1997.

The 34-year-old royal met with mentors, staff and young people during his visit to the UK's leading charity that aids individuals between the ages of 16 and 25 and even took part in a Post-It Note guessing game.

TAP TO VIEW GALLERY“Am I famous?” William asked as he gathered clues for the name written on the blue Post-It on his forehead. “Am I a footballer?”

Prince George’s dad was David Beckham, which he got within a half dozen questions. Sherihann Sharif, who is a 22-year-old student, participated in the game with the royal. Discussing the Duke, she said, “He was quite funny.”


The game was part of a Workwise session teaching participants how to prepare themselves for job interviews. Workwise further helps homeless people overcome barriers to find and hold down a job. “Interviews are always daunting,” William said during the engagement.

Seyi Obakin, the chief executive of Centrepoint, revealed that Kate's husband often pays private visits to the charity’s hostels that go unreported. “He does things privately that he doesn't want Press about,” Seyi shared. “He just wants to meet young people and talk to them, find out what is happening for them, find out what he can do to help. And he does that quietly.”


William became a patron of Centrepoint back in 2005 and even slept rough on the streets of London in 2009 during the height of winter to draw attention to the plight of the homeless.

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