Prince George & Princess Charlotte Learn About This Sad Part of Life

To be a member of the British royal family is to live in the lap of luxury. Royals simply don’t have to deal with financial issues. Despite this fact – or perhaps even because of it – Prince George and Princess Charlotte have taken an interest in the homeless.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, with their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George in the French Alps | John Stillwell – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince George and Princess Charlotte take an interest in the homeless

ET Online reports Prince William said “On the school run – I know it sounds a little bit contrite – but on the school run already, bear in mind 6 and 4, whenever we see someone who is sleeping rough on the street I talk about it and I point it out and I explain. And they are all very interested. They are like: ‘Why can’t they go home?’”

The prince reflected on his relationship with his mother, Princess Diana.He remembered his mother taking him to a homeless charity called the Passage Charity when he was a child. “It was one of the first places I came to, actually. And I must have been between eight and 10, something like that. It had a profound impact on me. My mother knew what she was doing with it.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge | Photo by Chris Jackson – Pool/Getty Images

Prince William added “She realized it’s very important when you grow up, especially in the life we grew up in, that you realize that life happens beyond palace walls. And you see real people struggling with real issues.”

These quotes come from a documentary in which the prince was interviewed. The special is called A Berry Royal Christmas as it features the royal family cooking with celebrity chef Mary Berry.

Jaden Smith helps the needy

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte aren’t the only celebrity children concerned with the homeless. Jaden Smith, the son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, celebrated his 21st birthday by giving free vegan meals to the homeless, reported USA Today. Via Instagram, he explained ”The @ILoveYouRestaurant Is A Movement That Is All About Giving People What They Deserve, Healthy, Vegan Food For Free. Today We Launched Our First One Day Food Truck Pop-Up in Downtown LA. Keep A Look Out Because This Is The First Of Many.”

‘Simpsons’ writer gives back

In a similar vein, Simpsons writer Sam Simon created the Sam Simon Foundation. The foundation provides vegan meals to the homeless, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Simon he provides food to the “The food bank — we distribute at the Tom Bradley Center on Pico and then further down off of Koreatown south of the 10 — is the one where we feed 200 families a day, and they go, ‘That’s great!’

Simon continued “Then I say that it’s cruelty-free vegan food, and they go: ‘Ohhh. I see. What if the people aren’t vegan?’ I tell them then they can go eat at your food bank.” Discussing his foundation, Simon said “One thing is, I get pleasure from it. I love it. I don’t feel like it is an obligation.”