Prince William Spotted Selling Magazines To The Homeless In London

Now, this is something you won't see every day: A famous prince - the Queen of England's grandson - was photographed selling magazines to the homeless in central London.

Prince William, second in line to the throne, was spotted by netizens in central London selling The Big Issue, Britain's magazine for the homeless.

This unprecedented appearance was hailed by British media after the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, which marked Queen Elizabeth II's 70th birthday, from 2-4 June. Queen Elizabeth II, 96 years old, is the first British sovereign to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

Prince William was dressed in the famous magazine's red baseball cap and jacket. According to AFP, he was pictured in photographs in Westminster on Wednesday holding a weekly issue launched in 1991 to help the homeless earn an income and find their place in society.

Prince William Was Caught Selling Magazines To The Homeless

"It was brilliant, so friendly," reacted Richard Hannant, a 47-year-old Briton who bought one of the magazines from Prince William, already a patron of the homeless charity Centrepoint.

Richard Hannant took a photo of the grandson of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II that his brother-in-law, Matthew Gardner, shared on LinkedIn.

"What an honor to have a private moment with our future king who was humble and working quietly in the background, helping the neediest.

The finale to this unique occasion was when Prince William asked my brother-in-law if he wanted to buy the Big Issue, to which he replied: 'I have no change'.

At this point, William produced a mobile card machine. You cannot teach that!" Matthew Gardner wrote on the social network.

On Instagram, Neil Kramer, a taxi driver, also shared a photo of the prince as he sells the magazine, attracting glowing comments.

Contacted by AFP, Buckingham Palace did not comment on the Duke of Cambridge's appearance.

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