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British royals visit a charity for street children


Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a charity working with street children here on the third day of their week-long tour of India that will include a trip to Bhutan.

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton visited a facility run by the Salaam Baalak Trust, which supports working children in the capital.

During the visit, the couple played a board game with the children and listened to what their hopes were for the future.

Prince William asked, "What can people like us do to help?"

The founder trustee of the charity, Sanjoy Roy, replied: "Spread the word about street children. These are kids who need help, I mean people look at them as beggars, people look at them as criminals, people look at them as pickpockets and thieves, they're kids. They have a right, they have a right to education, they have a right to being in a safe space where they can realise their full potential. They are the future of the world."

William and Kate also visited a boys' home in the city, where Kate took the opportunity to draw with some of the children.

Their tour ends on Saturday after a trip to Taj Mahal.

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First Published: Tue, April 12 2016. 20:27 IST