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Prince Williams tells Steph about his 'sleepless nights'

The Duke of Cambridge is presented with a shirt for his daughter by Durham's Steph Houghton. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Princess Charlotte has been giving the Duke of Cambridge "a few sleepless nights", he has told England Women's World Cup squad.

Prince William met the team at the National Football Centre today, before they jet off on Monday to start their campaign in Canada.

The Duke of Cambridge meets the England women senior football team. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

England captain Steph Houghton, who was born in Durham and used to play for Sunderland, said the Duke told them about life with new arrival Charlotte, and older sibling Prince George.

He said George is very lively, and Princess Charlotte has been keeping him up all night, giving him a few sleepless nights. But he said he was just happy to have them both here."

– Steph Houghton,

William, who is president of the Football Association, met the Lionesses at St George's Park in Staffordshire.

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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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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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