Prince William and Kate to visit a hostel close to Princess Diana’s heart

By Meaghan Wray

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have had a busy fall since Kate’s return to royal work after welcoming Prince Louis. And with the holidays approaching, they won’t be slowing down anytime soon! On Wednesday (Nov. 14), the couple will stop by the local Centrepoint Hostel in Barnsley, which once counted Princess Diana as a patron, after helping to open McLaren Automotive’s new Composites Technology Centre.

Prince William has been a patron of the hostel since 2005, following in his mother’s passionate footsteps. The organization provides shelter and support for over 60 young homeless people in the area every day, helping them get back on their feet through education and employment services. While visiting the hostel, the parents of three will take part in preparing lunch in the kitchen for the residents and chatting with the beneficiaries to better understand just how impactful a service like this is for the community and its at-risk youth.

Prince William and Kate attended the Tusk Conservation Awards in 2013. Photo: © Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

William really is his mother’s son, taking seriously the importance of helping out the younger generations of his country alongside his equally charity-minded wife, Duchess Kate. Over the next few days, the duke and duchess will be spotted numerous times ­– one outing being a particularly glamorous one! On the Thursday (Nov. 8), the Cambridges will make an appearance at the Tusk Conservation Awards in London, a prestigious event that honours individuals who spearhead conservation movements. William, 36, has also been a patron of Tusk since 2005, dedicating himself to wildlife conservation (he just spent a week in Africa with the initiative!)

On a more sombre note, Kate and the future king will have three Remembrance Day events on their calendars this weekend. First they’ll attend tthe Festival of Remembrance Service on Saturday evening (Nov. 10) at the Royal Albert Hall, joined by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex . This will be the first time Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will be joining William and Kate, who have been guests of honour at the event for three years. The ‘fab four’ will also step out on Sunday for the annual service at The Cenotaph followed by an evening service at Westminster Abbey marking the Centenary of the Armistice.

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