Prince William got a special surprise today on a stop to The Passage, a London outreach charity for the homeless. William was at The Passage to officially open its newly renovated St. Vincent’s Centre, which offers support including food, showers, clothing, employment training, and even dormitory space.
This wasn’t Prince William’s first visit to The Passage, though. Way back in 1993 and 1994, he was there with his mother, Princess Diana, and his brother, Prince Harry. The three royals made a big impression, obviously. So big that the staff at The Passage still has photos of the young princes with their mom, and today, they presented Prince William with one of those photos.
The sweetness! Look how happy they are…our hearts!
We can only imagine how touched Prince William was by this amazing gesture. It’s been nearly 20 years since his mom passed away, and it’s nice to think that there are still photos of her out there that he’s never even seen. Diana was so beloved for her commitment to her charity work and her deep sense of empathy, and Prince William and Prince Harry do such a wonderful job of carrying on her legacy. So. Many. Feels.
According to People, Prince William said he indeed remembered the day the photograph was taken. He even remembered the shirts he and Harry were wearing (rocking Lacoste 90’s style!) and playing cards with shelter residents. He says the childhood visits “left a deep and lasting impression upon me.”
Your mom would be so proud, William.