The Duke of Cambridge was spotted in central London in a quiet way, helping to make sales of Big Issue magazines.

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The retired Met Police Ch Supt Matthew Gardner posted photos from Prince William in Rochester Row, in Westminster on his Instagram account.

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He claimed that his brother-in-law, Richard Hannant, had observed what he believed to be an actor and snapped an image from a distance.

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Prince William was then able to cross the road and spoke with Mr. Hannant in his legendary Big Issue uniform.

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The magazine is sold to people who are homeless, long-term unemployment individuals, as well as those who are in need of money to avoid going into debt, as the Big Issue states.

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Mr. Hannant who is an estate manager, has said the incident occurred while he was heading to work when he saw the royal in a small group of people walking down the street.

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The 47-year old, resident of Bath but is employed in London The 47-year-old said: "He was amazing, and so welcoming."

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He continued: "I think what struck me is that we've just come through a massive Jubilee celebration and a few just a few days later, he's out helping a cause like Big Issue.

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"I believe it's the fact that I considered to be the most incredible since it's a global event, and this is an unassuming [event] literally, standing on the side of the road alongside homeless people.

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"I was amazed at how the man was able to go from one major occasion to a so minimal affair."

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