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Prince William’s supporters reveal what he’s really like behind the scenes – but experts question whether his relaxed ‘call me William’ approach will work as king

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Prince William’s impact on charities is “very personal” and he often works behind the scenes with homeless people, the CEO of one of the groups he works with has revealed.

Mick Clarke, chief executive of The Passage, a homeless charity, said the Prince of Wales, 41, “has the ability to listen, talk and put people at ease”.

Talk to TatlerIn an article which explores William’s future as king, Mr Clarke explained that the royal had come to volunteer for charity on several occasions.

Other experts also discussed William’s comments on the Middle East conflict and how he will, like his father, continue to “speak sparingly on carefully chosen issues.”

The future king, 41, who is a patron of more than 30 charities, first visited the Passage as a child with his mother, Princess Diana, which he said was “deeply moved”.

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Prince William’s impact on charities is “very personal” and he often works behind the scenes with homeless people, Passage’s CEO revealed. William is pictured volunteering for the charity in 2019

Willam could take a more 'hands-on' approach than his father, royal experts have said, he is pictured in Wales in 2023

Willam could take a more 'hands-on' approach than his father, royal experts have said, he is pictured in Wales in 2023

Willam could take a more ‘hands-on’ approach than his father, royal experts have said, he is pictured in Wales in 2023

Speaking to Tatler, Mr Clarke said: ‘William’s impact is very personal.’

“Two weeks before Christmas, the prince came to our resource center in Victoria for a Christmas lunch for 150 people.

“He had to stay for an hour to help serve, wash and talk to people. He ended up staying for two and a quarter hours, during which he went from table to table and talked to everyone.

“William has an ability to listen, speak and put people at ease. During the November 2020 lockdown, he came three times to help.

“Him taking the time gave the team a boost; it was his way of saying, “I support you; you are doing a great job.

In December, William praised the work of The Passage and said he was “deeply moved” to visit the charity as a child with Princess Diana.

He shared a video explaining the “great work” the charity does, including “life-changing” work to prevent homelessness and human trafficking, which was published on X at l occasion of the 31st ICAP Charity Day.

“Having a home is such a precious thing. Every day, Passage works tirelessly to achieve a society where homelessness does not exist and everyone has a place to call home,” he said.

Read the full article in the May issue of Tatler, available for digital download and on newsstands from Thursday 28 March.

Read the full article in the May issue of Tatler, available for digital download and on newsstands from Thursday 28 March.

Read the full article in the May issue of Tatler, available for digital download and on newsstands from Thursday 28 March.

Prince Williams supporters reveal what hes really like behind the

Prince Williams supporters reveal what hes really like behind the

Prince William also made a few people laugh when he asked, “Who pinches my butt?” when he posed for a group photo

The Tatler article, written by former BBC royal correspondent Wesley Kerr OBE, also examines how William could go on to become king.

Speaking to Mr Kerr, The Times’ royal correspondent Valentine Lowe said William was “shaping” the future of the firm, in a more relaxed way than his father.

“He (the Prince of Wales) is seeking his own way to be accessible, to benefit everyone, in the context of an ancient institution undergoing significant challenges and upheaval, as leader of a nation divided by “difficult times, conflicts abroad and social and political problems. uncertainty,” he said.

Charles sympathizes with William’s approach and desire to spend time with his young family. They are confidants, attested on the night of Queen Elizabeth’s death; they were both at Birkhall with Camilla, looking over funeral arrangements while the rest of the grieving family were nearby at Balmoral, hosted by the Princess Royal.

“Charles has spent nearly six decades in public life and is the leading statesman of our time, with even more time in the spotlight than Joe Biden.

Last summer, William, 41, looked relaxed as he joined vendor Dave Martin, 61, who has been a friend of the royal since they took to the streets to sell Big Issue in 2021.

Last summer, William, 41, looked relaxed as he joined vendor Dave Martin, 61, who has been a friend of the royal since they took to the streets to sell Big Issue in 2021.

Last summer, William, 41, looked relaxed as he joined vendor Dave Martin, 61, who has been a friend of the royal since they took to the streets to sell Big Issue in 2021.

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The future king says he was “deeply moved” by visiting the charity as a child with Princess Diana (pictured with Harry and Diana at Le Passage in the 1990s).

But will the so-called “call me William” approach be successful?

The prince has certainly led the way in ditching the stiff upper lip and taking a more hands-on approach during engagements.

In October, he hugged a room of Windrush veterans as he celebrated Caribbeans who helped rebuild post-war Britain – but stopped the kissing .

The Prince of Wales was mobbed by well-wishers at the Grange Pavilion community center in Cardiff, but he cheekily told them: “I draw the line at kissing!”

Later, when guests posed for a group photo, William laughed with Kate as they moved to a back row and ushered in the Windrush veterans, but the room erupted when the prince joked: ” Who pinches my butt?”

Mr Low believes the royal has thought a lot about his ‘call me William’ approach to the throne and wondered whether it would work when “the whole point of the royal family is mystical and different”, but he wants to modernize the monarchy.

It was a difficult start to the year for the future king. His father, King Charles, is currently undergoing treatment for cancer while his wife, the Princess of Wales, is recovering from abdominal surgery.

Kate Middleton worked from home on an early childhood project hailed as her “life’s work” while recovering from abdominal surgery.

The Princess of Wales, 42, launched the Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood (RFCEC) Shaping Us project in January last year, aiming to highlight the importance of children’s early childhood development.

Kensington Palace has confirmed that Kate continues to work on the project while recovering at home; The Center has funded a trial of a baby observation tool for health visitors to monitor the social and emotional development of young people.

The princess personally suggested the tool could be used in Britain after seeing a similar system during a royal visit to Denmark, according to reports – meaning she is very invested in the trial and its results, which are due to be published today.

The news she is kept informed of suggests that she may be preparing to return to work as planned; Kensington Palace has said since January that she was “unlikely to return to public duties before Easter”.

See the full article in the May issue of Tatler available for digital download and on newsstands from Thursday March 28

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