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HRH Prince Charles visits Sunderland

Prince Charles arriving at National Citizen Service at Bethany City Church Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

His Royal Highness, Prince Charles is in Sunderland today to take part in his Step Up To Serve campaign and to visit Nissan UK’s plant.

The Prince of Wales is joined by boxing champion Amir Khan, who is a fellow panel member for a 'Dragon's Den' style funding pitch from the graduates of Step Up To Serve.

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Step Up To Serve is a campaign launched by the Prince of Wales to encourage more young people to get involved with helping others.

Amir Khan joins Prince Charles in Sunderland

Amir Khan at a community centre in Sunderland today Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Boxer Amir Khan is in Sunderland today to join Prince Charles seeing graduates take part in a 'Dragon's Den' style funding pitch.

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales will also visit Nissan's Sunderland plant with the Mayor of Sunderland to learn about the production of electric cars at the plant.

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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.

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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