Prince Harry operates with homeless youngsters in London – BBC News

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Media captionResidents were surprised to see the prince running down their street

Prince Harry has been turning heads in his running gear – as he went for a jog with a group of young homeless people.

He donned tights, shorts and trainers to pound the pavements in Willesden Green , north London, for a 17 -minute run.

The royal described double-takes from motorists as he stepped out with young people and volunteers from the Running Charity.

The charity helps young people develop life abilities through sport.

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Image caption Prince Harry joined warm up before jogging with volunteers and young homeless people

Programme officer Claude Umuhire, 26, took the athletes, including a Met Police protection officer, through a strenuous warm-up session then resulted the more gentle run.

He said about Harry: “He didn’t find any of it hard, I think he’s been developing just for today.

“He saw everything easy,

“I tried to get him in the warm-up but he did pretty well, he kept giving me looks though every time I said five squats.”

Despite apparently coping well with the operate, the Prince indicated he might prefer a lighter sort of exercising on future visits.

When he left, he referred to a pond table in the charity’s HQ and joked: “Next hour I will come and play pool maybe”.

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Image caption Prince Harry looked at a picture of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, after arrived here Depaul Trust Hostel

He added: “There was a woman who was pulling out of her driveway then she realised who he was and she drove in front of us and started taking pictures of him.

“And as we were leaving, there was a guy at the traffic lights who appeared across and did a double take – the pleasure in his face it was so funny, his eyes just opened up, he was so happy.”

The charity is working with some of the residents from a hostel founded by the Depaul charity.

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