The Duke of Cambridge looked jovial today as he chatted and laughed with guests for an engagement in central London.
Prince William, 37, attended the Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund reception at St James’s Palace, where he met several royal fans and was deeply talked about after a passionate speech.
The organization, of which William is patron saint, is considered the oldest police institution in the world; today it celebrated its 150th birthday.
The duke was depicted with a young guest, whose mother looked excited by the exchange, and later seemed to enjoy a chat with Jake Allardyce (12) and Emma Webb (10) and her mother Osnat.
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Prince William (37) was present today at the reception of the Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund at St James’s Palace
The duke was pictured talking to a young guest and holding his hand – while the little boy’s mother beamed at the couple
Prince William later seemed to enjoy a chat with Jake Allardyce, 12, when the charity celebrated its 150th birthday
The charity supports the children of the serving and former officers of the Metropolitan Police and the City of London Police who have signed up during their employment and are now deceased, retired, retired or so incapacitated that they are unable to make substantial contributions. contribute to family maintenance.
The Royal gave a passionate speech in which he noted that since 1870, more than 15,000 children have benefited directly from the support of the charity.
He further claimed that the charity today offers around £ 1 million a year to help just over 300 children.
The money they receive goes to educational costs, vacations, university costs and extracurricular activities.
Prince William seemed to enjoy his royal duty as he was broken and made a fan laugh while telling a story
The duke was later seen during the event with Emma Webb (10) and her mother Osnat
In his speech, Prince William revealed that the charity today offers around £ 1 million a year to help just over 300 children
The Duke of Cambridge looked animated and relaxed while talking to guests at the London event
“It is wonderful to hear so many of you today about the tangible impact that the Fund’s support has on your life,” William said in his speech.
The Metropolitan Police Orphanage was established in January 1870 and opened in October of that year. In 1871 it was expanded with the City of London Police.
Currently, funding for charity consists of donations from police officers, public donations – either directly or through estate – and income from investments.
In 2017, William became the patron of the charity and attended an event in the Guildhall in the city of London on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the closure of the orphanage.
The speech of the Duke of Cambridge before the reception of the Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund
The royal gave a passionate speech in which he noted that since 1870 more than 15,000 children have benefited directly from the support of the charity
Thanks Alistair and hello everyone here today. I am delighted to welcome you all today to St James’s Palace to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund.
For the past 150 years, as the oldest police charity organization in the world, the Fund has taken care of the children of police officers in their hour of emergency.
Our society is determined by how we care for those who keep us all safe. It is very important that we help the families who play such an important role in supporting them.
I am therefore extremely proud that the Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund offers so much comfort and reassurance to the children of police officers who have unfortunately lost their lives or livelihoods.
Since 1870, more than 15,000 children have benefited directly from this support.
And today the Fund provides around £ 1 million a year to help just over 300 children with educational costs, vacations, university fees and extracurricular activities.
It was wonderful to hear so many people today about the tangible impact that the Fund’s support has on your life.
People like Aidan Gurr – the winner of the Philip Cronin Award last year for Endeavor and Achievement. With the support of the Fund, Aidan has become a special agent and graduated with a degree in paramedical sciences.
Aidan would be here today, but I understand he was on night shift last night, so unfortunately he failed.
We all know how difficult night shifts can be! Aidan and all the others here today who have achieved such wonderful things despite such challenging circumstances.
Finally, I wanted to end by thanking all employees and volunteers who have spent their time on the Fund.
Today’s event, and the celebration of such a milestone in the history of charity, is a testament to the hugely important role you all play. Thank you.
It has been a busy week so far for Prince William, who attended an event in Loughborough yesterday. He is pictured today chatting with guests
William is pictured chatting with Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick at the front desk
The Duke of Cambridge is depicted in a deep conversation with guests during the reception of the Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund
The visit comes when the royal family continues to adapt to the shift of responsibilities in the aftermath of Megxit
The prince appeared today without the Duchess of Cambridge, following yesterday’s joint engagement with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
The royals visited the new Defense Medical Rehabilitation Center (DMRC) in Loughborough, where they met injured personnel and tried their hand at wheelchair basketball.
The engagement was considered the first official official outing of the Cambridges and Prince Charles and Camilla since four, when they attended a concert in support of The Prince’s Trust.
The engagement came as the royal family continued to adapt to the shift of responsibilities in the aftermath of Megxit, who saw the Duke and Duchess of Sussex resign from their role as senior royals.