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William jokes about 'Livin' On A Prayer' performance

The Duke of Cambridge meets school children as he leaves St Basil's Charity project in Birmingham. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Prince William was reminded of his surprise performance with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift on Tuesday as he visited a Birmingham homeless shelter run by the charity St Basil's.

William grabbed headlines as he and the pop stars sang a rendition of "Livin' On A Prayer" at an event at Kensington Palace in aid of charity.

Prince William duets with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

His hosts in Birmingham were quick to remind him of his unplanned performance, with one urging him: "You haven't rapped yet?"

William laughed: "I draw the line there."


Duke of Cambridge visits Birmingham homeless shelter

Prince William Credit: ITV News Central

The Duke of Cambridge has praised the work being done to help young people at risk of ending up living on the street during a visit to a homeless shelter in Birmingham.

The facility - part of a network of centres in the Midlands - offers a safe, supported environment, accommodation and access to training and education, and the Duke told his hosts he was "bowled over" by the charity's work after meeting the young residents.

Leicester young people to meet Duke of Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge will meet thirty young people, including two from Leicester, who carry an award set up in his mother's memory for their immense impact on society.

The Diana Award empowers thousands of young people to tackle social issues that affect other young people using a peer-led approach.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge Credit: Toby Melville/PA Wire/Press Association Images


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