Papel real en obras benéficas

El príncipe Guillermo
Image caption El príncipe Guillermo quiere que sus acciones tengan un mayor impacto.

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Prince William has been speaking for the first time about his charitable work. The Prince is patron of 12 organisations. He says he wants to be more than just a royal 'ornament'.

Reporter: Peter Hunt

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This is part of Prince William's solution to an age-old royal challenge - what to do as a future king while you wait to fulfil your destiny. As well as pursuing his military career, William has been encouraging the charities he's patron of to work together. This has led, for example, to the mountain rescue service taking some young homeless people from the charity, Centrepoint, up a Cumbrian mountain to improve their self-confidence. Prince William says he's trying to make a difference.

Prince William: 'I think there's a time and a place for being an ornament. You know, shaking hands and being at an engagement and showing support in that way. But I think there's an awful lot more from actually doing stuff, and this is an example of what I just want to actually be more involved in, doing a slightly different angle on it.'

Prince William and Prince Harry are also setting up a charitable foundation so they can give grants to organisations they support.

Peter Hunt, BBC News

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an age-old royal challenge un desafío real antiguo

to fulfil your destinycumplir su destino

pursuingejercer

he's patron of a las cuales apoya económicamente

to improve their self-confidence para mejorar su autoestima

to make a difference tener un impacto, hacer la diferencia

there's a time and a place for being an ornament hay un lugar y un momento preciso para ser un adorno

being at a engagement estando en un evento

actually doing stuff realmente haciendo cosas

doing a slightly different angle encontrando otro ángulo