PRINCE WILLIAM stunned royal fans as he shared his plans to follow in Princess Diana’s footsteps with his children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.Kate and Prince William’s official Twitter account, Kensington Royal, shared the cover of the latest edition of Big Issue, which features the Duke of Cambridge.
The front cover shows the second-in-line to the throne posing for a picture with Dave Martin, an official seller of the magazine.
Posing with his arm wrapped around Mr Martin’s shoulder, William can be seen wearing the red vest donned by all the vendors of the magazine, which was created in the 1990s to help people affected by homelessness or facing extreme poverty earn a legitimate income and improve their situation.
The latest issue of the weekly magazine includes a conversation between the Duke and Mr Martin and a comment piece written by the royal himself.
In the editorial, William recalls his first visit to a homeless shelter, carried out with his mother Princess Diana who, “in her own inimitable style”, wanted to put the spotlight on homelessness.
He then recalled the hour he spent selling issues of the magazine alongside Mr Martin in the streets of central London earlier this month.
After urging passersby not to ignore Big Issue sellers, as buying copies of the magazine can help the vendors, the Duke pledged to continue to support organisations fighting homelessness as he prepares to turn 40.
He said: “And in the years ahead, I hope to bring George, Charlotte and Louis to see the fantastic organisations doing inspiring work to support those most in need – just as my mother did for me.”
Prince William’s appearance on the front cover of the magazine sent royal fans into a frenzy. One, @quellanuova, tweeted: “What a wonderful idea!!!! Thank you for all your charity works.He wrote in this week’s issue of the Big Issue: “And while I may seem like one of the most unlikely advocates for this cause, I have always believed in using my platform to help tell those stories and to bring attention and action to those who are struggling.”I plan to do that now I’m turning 40, even more than I have in the past. ” And he said to be planning to involve his children in his work too, much as Princess Diana had done with him and Prince Harry in the 1990s.