Prince William's latest parenting move is a sweet nod to Princess Diana

What a beautiful way to honour her

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, speaks to his children Britain's Prince George and Britain's Princess Charlotte as they visit Cardiff Castle in Wales on June 4, 2022 as part of the royal family's tour for Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee celebrations. Over the course of the Central Weekend, members of the royal family will visit the Nations of the United Kingdom to celebrate The Queen's Platinum Jubilee
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Prince William has taken the lessons he learned from Princess Diana in his stride. The Prince of Wales is reportedly planning to follow in his late mum's footsteps in the coming months, by bringing his children along to visit a homelessness centre as part of his charitable work, as reported by Hello!.

If the reports are correct, William will invite Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 9, and Prince Louis, 6, along to see firsthand the work that can be done to help those experiencing homelessness in the UK. Poignantly, when William and his brother Prince Harry were children, Diana taught them about homelessness, and famously brought them along to visit charity The Passage — which William is a royal patron for to this day.

Writing in the Big Issue in 2022, William had already expressed his desire to involve his three children in his work towards ending homelessness. He said: "In the years ahead, I hope to bring George, Charlotte and Louis to see the fantastic organisations doing inspiring work to support those most in need — just as my mother did for me."

In the magazine, he also explained the importance of sharing the stories of people impacted by homelessness. He wrote: "While I may seem like one of the most unlikely advocates for this cause, I have always believed in using my platform to help tell those stories and to bring attention and action to those who are struggling. I plan to do that now I’m turning forty, even more than I have in the past."

Fighting homelessness has always been an issue close to William's heart, but he's focusing on it even more at the moment, as he recently celebrated the first anniversary of his project Homewards — which is working to end homelessness from six locations around the UK. The royal has also just announced an upcoming documentary titled Prince William: We Can End Homelessness.

Iris Goldsztajn
Iris Goldsztajn is a celebrity and royal news writer for Marie Claire. As a London-based freelance journalist, she writes about wellness, relationships, pop culture, beauty and more for the likes of InStyle, Women's Health, Bustle, Stylist and Red. Aside from her quasi-personal investment in celebs' comings and goings, Iris is especially interested in debunking diet culture and destigmatising mental health struggles. Previously, she was the associate editor for Her Campus, where she oversaw the style and beauty news sections, as well as producing gift guides, personal essays and celebrity interviews. There, she worked remotely from Los Angeles, after returning from a three-month stint as an editorial intern for in New York. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, she interned at goop and C California Style and served as Her Campus' national style and LGBTQ+ editor. Iris was born and raised in France by a French father and an English mother. Her Spotify Wrapped is riddled with country music and One Direction, and she can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.