Prince William stole some of Kate Middleton’s usual fashion spotlight as he attended the celebration of Centrepoint’s 50-anniversary gala. The event, which was held on Wednesday at the new location for the organization and was filled with various high-profile celebrities.
While chatting BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing stars, William revealed that with revealed that wife Kate loves watching the show.
When head judge Shirley Ballas asked the prince if he watched the television hit, he replied, “I have watched the show a couple of times.”
William added that Kate and her mother, Carole Middleton, were the real fans in the family.
“Catherine is a huge fan and my mother-in-law loves it,” he told them.
The Duke of Cambridge turned heads in a green velvet jacket, putting away his usual ensemble-a red quarter-zip hoodie and slacks. His Kate is the one who usually makes headlines with her choice of outfits, but William is no push-over either. He has stunned the public with his getups on multiple times. During his tour of Pakistan, the Prince wore, besides the classic suit look, something more daring, a traditional sherwani, a long coat-like garment worn on special occasions. The outfit was green, as a way of paying tribute to the colour of the host country’s flag.
There were other royals present at the event to celebrate a half of century of Centrepoint helping men and women from the ages 16 to 25 to lead independent lives after homelessness, with William’s cousin Princess Beatrice being one of them. She was stylish as well, sporting a long black jacket over a floral dress — and took a fashion tip from William’s wife by accessorizing with a whimsical headband.
A whole lot of celebrities were also present at the event. One of them was Ellie Goulding, the popular singer-songwriter is friends with Princess Beatrice, with her, her sister Princess Eugenie and mom Sarah Ferguson all being present for Goulding’s wedding back in August.
The event was filled with musical talents, such as Rita Ora and even the members of Duran Duran.
Prince William inherited the inspiration to fight to end homelessness with Centrepoint from his late mother, Princess Diana. Following in her footsteps, the Duke became the patron of the organization back in 2005 just like his mom.
In a speech on Wednesday night, William said:” Centrepoint was one of the first charities of which I became Patron, back in 2005. I chose to do that because visiting Centrepoint’s services with my mother made such a lasting impression on me as a child. And it still makes a lasting impression on me today.”
Earlier this week, the Prince made a visit to Centrepoint’s new seven-bedroom Apprenticeship House, which is part of a wider initiative of developing housing help for young people in London and Manchester so they can move on from supported housing and into the working world.
William — who famously slept out on the streets of London one night to benefit the charity — chatted with some of the residents before formally opening the building. The charity began back in 1969, in the basement of St. Anne’s Church in London and since then has grown into the country’s leading youth homelessness charity, helping 9,0 people a year.