A new series of images have been released to mark Prince William’s 40th birthday.
The Duke of Cambridge was photographed with his arm on the shoulder of 60-year-old Big Issue seller Dave Martin.
Mr Martin led the prince earlier this month and showed him how to sell magazines that bring income to the homeless.
His big birthday comes in the Queen’s Platinum year and, reflecting his grandmother’s commitment to duty and service, he has vowed to continue to raise the issue of homelessness in an article for the Big Issue. .
“So, for my part, I’m committed to continuing to do what I can to highlight this solvable issue not only today but also in the months and years to come,” the duke is the page star. cover of the magazine with Mr Martin writing. .
He added: “And in the years to come, I hope to bring George, Charlotte and Louis to see the amazing organizations that are doing inspiring work to support those most in need – just as my mother did. do it for me.”
In another photo released to celebrate the duke’s milestone, he is shown holding a pile of magazines and in a third picture, captured smiling with someone who appears to be buying publications.
A more prominent role
Over the next decade, the future king’s role will become more prominent as he advocates for the monarchy.
The past 12 months have been an important one for the duke, and in October the duke held the first award ceremony for his ambitious Earthshot Prize – a 10-year, 50-year project. million pounds to recognize innovative ideas to fix the planet.
The Cambridges spent three days touring the country by royal train in December, thanking frontline and key workers for their efforts since the coronavirus crisis began.
But there have been setbacks with William and Kate being criticized for some of their elements recent Caribbean tour is considered to contain back to the colonial days.
William is likely to mark his big birthday privately and it is thought Kate and their three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, who made an appearance in celebration Queen’s Platinum weekend, will play a part.
This weekend, a photo of William and his children was released to mark Father’s Day.
Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales was born second to the throne at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, at 9:03 a.m. on June 21, 1982.