While Prince William himself has been keeping it quiet, the royal family confirmed Friday that the heir to the throne has been lending his time to a crisis text line as the world continues to cope with the effects of COVID-19.
Alongside wife Kate Middleton, the prince marked Volunteers’ Week by speaking to volunteers across the UK via video chat. Posted to the Kensington Royal Instagram page, the clip’s caption reveals that William himself has also been doing his part.
“The Duke has been volunteering for #Shout85258, the UK’s first 24/7 crisis text line, launched in 2019 by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex — as one of more than 2,000 Crisis Volunteers trained to support anyone, anytime, whatever their crisis may be.”
“It’s National Volunteering Week and I want to say a big thank you from both of us,” Prince William said during the call. “Thank you for all the volunteering you’re doing, thank you for all the time and effort you’re putting in. It’s been hugely rewarding and important that you guys are doing that and you have been a lifeline to all the people who you’ve helped in the area.”