Prince William: Revealed! This is how he spent his 40th birthday

Prince William celebrated his 40th birthday on June 21, 2022. A big party will only follow in the coming weeks, but the royal spent his day of honor in a very special way – with a now well-known friend.

As was recently announced, Prince William will be celebrating his 40th birthday over the next few weeks with his wife Duchess Catherine, 40, who celebrated her milestone birthday in January. Word is the Cambridges are set to mark their milestones with a majestic party at an estate owned by Queen Elizabeth, 96. The prince certainly spent his day of honor yesterday with his family, but there was another item on his agenda: he visited a seller of the homeless newspaper “The Big Issue”.

Prince William visits “Big Issue” seller Dave

A few weeks ago, Prince William surprised Royal fans with an incognito appearance on the streets of London: in a red vest and matching cap on his head, he sold the British homeless newspaper “The Big Issue” to passers-by in the Westminster government district. Instead of a – as usual – new portrait, William shared a clip of his undercover operation on his official Instagram account on his birthday and makes it clear how much he cares about the fight against homelessness.

Even on his day of honor, William does not stop and visits the long-time “The Big Issue” seller Dave Martin, who had previously trained the son of Prince Charles, 73, and adorns the cover of the latest issue with him. Pictures obtained by The Mirror show William meeting Dave outside a supermarket in Hammersmith, west London. Dressed in a dark green shirt and navy trousers, the Duke of Cambridge greeted the seller with a friendly handshake. He also posed for a photo with Dave afterwards, greeting customers entering and exiting the store.

“Homelessness is an issue I want to fight for”

“I was 11 years old when I first attended @passagecharity with my mother and ever since then, homelessness has been an issue I’ve wanted to campaign for,” Prince William wrote about the clip of his “Big Issue” mission, adding added: “I will do everything I can to bring this solvable problem into the spotlight – not only today, but also in the months and years to come.”

In the new issue of the newspaper, he also explains that his time as a salesman was “eye-opening”. “I was fortunate enough to join Dave on a warm, sunny day in June. People recognized a familiar face and were happy to give me the time. But that’s not the case for the vast majority of big-issue salespeople Case.”

Sources used: mirror.co.uk, instagram.com, bigissue.com

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