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Duke turns cook in Sunderland

Prince William joins cookery lessons at homeless charity Credit: Andrew Yates/PA Wire

The Duke of Cambridge got his hands dirty as he helped to prepare a chicken curry during a visit to a centre for young homeless people.

Prince William on visit to homeless charity Credit: Andrew Yates/PA Wire

Prince William was visiting Centrepoint's Sunderland base where he was hearing about the challenges faced by young people as they try to rebuild their lives.

During the visit he donned an apron and joined in with a cookery lesson.

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Prince Harry leads team to Antarctica

The prince smiles as he makes his way on to the plane Credit: ITV News

A group of severely injured servicemen and women are on their way to the bottom of the world with Prince Harry.

It's part of the charity Walking with the Wounded's latest expedition. Ibrar Ali from North Yorkshire is taking part and Northumberland explorer Conrad Dickinson is also going as a guide.

Duke visitis homeless charity

Prince William on visit to the homeless charity Centrepoint Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Duke of Cambridge has been hearing about the challenges homeless young people face as they try to rebuild their lives.

Prince William was visiting to the homeless charity Centrepoint's base in Sunderland.

Prince William on visit to Centrpoint in Sunderland Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

He was also given a tour of the centre and got the chance to meet the people currently staying there.

Prince William is shown round homeless charity Centrepoint in Sunderland Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Wade Tench, 20, told him that he could not thank the centre enough for what it had done for him.

"Here I have begun to learn about independent living and learned skills like budgeting and other skills," he said.

"They helped me get on to a course at Nissan and it's like a home away from home."

Prince William on visit to homeless charity Centrepoint Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

After hearing about how much the young people appreciate the centre, William said: "The support here is so good you probably don't want to leave."

The Duke, who is patron of Centrepoint, heard how they are working with The Prince's Trust, the youth charity founded by his father, the Prince of Wales.

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