Roughing It

Prince William Gives Homelessness a Try

Prince William seems to have inherited his mother's famous penchant for charity work, and went so far as to spend the night sleeping in an alley last week in an effort to understand the plight of homeless people. Though he went without the usual comforts of home, William did retain his security detail for the night, which came in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Centrepoint, one of the prince's pet charities. "I cannot, after one night, even begin to imagine what it must be like to sleep rough on London's streets night after night," said William of his night sleeping next to garbage cans in temperatures as low as 25 degrees Farenheit. He was also joined by Centrepoint's director, who said, "He understood, as I did, that what he experienced was just a fraction of what it truly means to be homeless and afflicted."