William helps out the homeless

Prince William is to judge a photographic competition being held by homeless charity Crisis.

The royal – who recently announced he will be embarking on a full-time career as a pilot for the RAF’s Search and Rescue unit – is to help pick the best pictures taken by people who sleep rough, who were set the challenge of documenting their lives.

The photos will be included in a large exhibition called A Positive View, which will feature pictures by world-famous photographers. Many of the photographs will then be auctioned off in aid of Crisis.

The prince said: “A Positive View is a hugely important showcase of international creative photographic works.

“I am particularly glad that Crisis, one of the UK’s leading homelessness charities, will benefit from the exhibition and ensuing auction.

“I strongly believe this is a cause which deserves our most wholehearted support.”

Prince William studied History of Art at A-Level, while his girlfriend, Kate Middleton, is said to be keen on pursuing a career in photography.

His grandfather, Prince Philip, has previously shown his wildlife prints at exhibitions, while his uncle, Prince Andrew, has had his pictures featured in magazines.