Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, will miss Prince Charles’s 70th birthday for a visit to a homeless shelter for young people.
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.”