Ahead of Tuesday’s celebration of his 40th birthday as the Duke of Cambridge, he wrote an article for the magazine detailing why he went undercover to sell publications to members of the public in support of the cause earlier this month.
“I wanted to experience a different side and see what it was like to be a big problem salesman. My time has really opened my eyes,” wrote William. “While I may seem like one of the most unexpected supporters of this cause, I have always believed that my platform will help tell these stories and raise awareness and take action on those who are struggling. I plan to do it now.” I turned 40, even more than in the past.”
The prince added that he intends to “light up this solvable issue not only today, but also in the coming months and years.”
When William asked Martin what The Big Question did for him, he said, “It got me off the street. Gave me respect. At that time I was begging. to the Big Question office.
Sellers buy the magazines for £1.50 ($1.84) and sell them for £3 ($3.68), keeping the proceeds. According to the official website of the magazine, about 1,300 people are trying to get out of poverty by selling The Big Issue.
Meanwhile, members of the British royal family posted birthday wishes to William on social media on Tuesday.
Max Foster and CNN’s Rob Picheta contributed to the story.