Prince William Wants Princess Diana's Charity Shut Down -- Here's Why


Prince William is continuing Princess Diana's legacy.

It has been 22 years since the Princess of Wales passed away, but the legacy she made in the Centrepoint homeless charity is still burning. And it is all thanks to Prince William.

Centrepoint, a charity located in the basement of St. Anne's Church in London, celebrated its 50th anniversary since its establishment on Dec. 16, 1969. Prince William's late mother, Princess Diana, became its patron and the duty was passed down to the Duke of Cambridge.

Prince William has been supportive of Centrepoint for a long time now, as the charity advocates to help the homeless youth in their education, shelter, and employment.

However, in his speech during the celebration of the charity's anniversary, Prince William said he is wishing for the charity to close down -- and for a good reason.

"It might seem an odd thing to say at a milestone event such as this, but I hope that Centrepoint will not need to be around in another 50 years," the duke said.

Prince William clarified that it was frustrating to know that after 50 years, they still have not ended the homelessness of the youth and the number of young adults they are helping.

Currently, the charity undertakes its "most ambitious project" ever as it aims to expand across London and Manchester in two years. The team also plans to offer employment opportunities for the less-fortunate youth.

Centrepoint CEO Seyi Obakin led the prince to their newest building in South London, the seven-room Apprentice House. Prince William unveiled Centrepoint's new apprenticeship residences and met the young adults who will soon be living in the building.

After their conversation, His Royal Highness compared the young people to "creme de la creme" of what the charity can attain.

Prince William also took the chance to speak with the employers of the charity.

"'It is fantastic that employers like you are able to help these young people seize the chance for independent living," he told the staff. 

Some of the beneficiaries personally extended their gratitude for the prince's efforts to help them.

The 20-year-old Antonio Sibson from Leeds told Prince William that the Centrepoint is great and is more than enough for them to hope for a better future.

With all the amazing plans of the heir to the throne, he is not only helping the youth with their physical wellness but also taking care of their mental and emotional being.

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