Photo Credit: The Passage Charity @PassageCharity

One of the best ways to spread Christmas cheer is giving to the needy and helping others out in whatever way you can. Prince William was spotted doing that, and in a reserved manner too, at one of his long-term patronages, The Passage.

In a photo shared via the charity's Twitter account, William can be seen wearing a face mask and apron while preparing donation bags. They also shared appreciation for the volunteers:

"This Christmas, we pay tribute to our amazing volunteers who are the lifeblood of The Passage. During both lockdowns, these special people provided 70,000 meals to clients in emergency accommodation. Thank you for your dedication! #VolunteerAppreciation."

Prince William's other activities included speaking with residents about their day-to-day experiences amid the COVID-19 pandemic and working with fellow volunteers to prepare hot meals for homeless individuals who had moved into emergency hotel accommodations.

The royal holds a long-term attachment to The Passage, having first visited in 1993 in the company of his mother and his brother, Prince Harry.

To date, William has maintained his relationship with the charity and accrues his service at the shelter as life-changing.

He says:

"The visits I made as a child to this place left a deep and lasting impression upon me. About how important it is to ensure that everyone in our society, especially the poorest, are treated with respect, dignity, and kindness, and are given the opportunities to fulfill their potential in life."