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Prince William cooks Christmas lunch for homeless as he volunteers at The Passage

The Prince of Wales has cooked up Christmas dinner at an organisation supporting the homeless in London.

Prince William put on his pinny and headed into the kitchen at The Passage in the capital to join other volunteers preparing a special meal.

In a special video, shared by The Passage, the prince was seen cooking up some festive meals under the supervision of head chefs, Claudette and Nour, at the organisation’s Resource Centre.

He later spoke to many of those eating the Christmas dinner to hear their experiences and share their stories.

The Passage is a not for profit organisation working to end homelessness and supporting those who are experiencing it at the moment. It offers a huge range of services including rapid response accommodation for those who are newly homeless and longer term residences for those with a wider experience of being on the streets. It also provides holistic support.

The Prince of Wales is its royal patron.

The Christmas lunch was a chance for many to celebrate and socialise together as well as talk about their lives and their hopes.

Prince William was part of a team delivering an impressive spread which included roast turkey and roast beef with all the trimmings.

And he joined in the fun afterwards as well as posing for photos with some of the clients who were entertained by The Passage for a Christmas treat.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.