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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will head to Yorkshire on Wednesday, November 14, to a Centrepoint hostel in Barnsley which provides accommodation and support for teenagers and young adults. 

The Prince is carrying on the work of Princess Diana, who was patron of the charity, and in 2009 he spent a night sleeping on a London street with Centrepoint’s CEO, when temperatures dropped to -4C, to better understand the plight of rough sleepers. 

It comes after the Duke said his father’s heavy workload can sometimes prevent him from spending quality time with his three grandchildren, saying “the man never stops”.

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In a BBC documentary to coincide with the heir to the throne’s 70th birthday, Prince William was asked if his father has sufficient time to spend with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis on top of his busy schedule which sees him work seven days a week. 

William said: “I think he does have time for it, but I would like him to have more time with the children.”

Centrepoint aims to give young people a leg-up and help them get back into education, training or employment. 

In the past, the Duke has volunteered at a hostel where he sat down with youngsters to discuss their circumstances, review their plans and sort out their housing benefit claims. 

He was appointed patron of Centrepoint in 2015, after first being introduced to it by his late mother. 

Recalling the days he visited the centre with Princess Diana, he said: “That example of selfless service that Centrepoint represents has stayed with me, and that is why it was the first charity that I wanted to be associated with.”

As part of the couple’s visit to Yorkshire, they will also head to Rotherham to open a £50 million McLaren factory where lightweight carbon fibre ‘tubs’ will be made for cars.

A Kensington Palace source told the Sun: “As a normal working day the Duke and Duchess have official engagements during the daytime visiting important projects in South Yorkshire.

“These were of course cleared with Clarence House to make sure they didn’t clash with any birthday celebrations.”