Prince William made his very first public appearance since the announcement of wife Kate's pregnancy last week to attend a charity event in London sans his expectant bride.
Without Kate, the Prince continued on with his royal duties attending The Winter Whites gala at Royal Albert Hall in support of his homeless charity Centrepoint
. Although the Duchess of Cambridge was originally expected to attend, Kate remained at Kensington Palace after recently being released from an extended hospital stay due
to acute morning sickness.
William spoke at the event of his personal connection to the charity, telling the story of how he willingly spent the night on the streets of London to better understand the plight of homeless youths.
"About this time a few years ago, I gave up the warmth and comfort of my bed and tried sleeping on the streets," he said. "After that night, the chief executive at Centrepoint, Seyi Obakin, and I decided that Centrepoint should set itself a goal: to eradicate homelessness in the next ten years. We are now several years into that decade and the problem remains as acute as ever."