Prince Charles speaks of Prince’s Trust battle
3 January 2016
From the section UK
Media captionPrince Charles: “I want to keep on going doing more and more”
The Prince of Wales has said people initially “didn’t see the point” of the Prince’s Trust – his charity which marks its 40th anniversary this year.
The trust’s early history had been the “same story of my life”, Prince Charles added – of having to “overcome” people who did not believe in it.
He spoke about how he hoped his sons Prince William and Prince Harry might take over the charity as he gets older.
Prince William said his father was “incredibly chuffed” with the charity.
Speaking during an ITV documentary – called When Ant and Dec Met The Prince: 40 Years of the Prince’s Trust – Prince Charles recalled how he set up the charity in 1976.
After leaving the Royal Navy, he used the £7,400 he received in severance pay to fund a number of community schemes.
Since then, the Prince’s Trust has grown to become Britain’s leading youth charity and has reached more than 825,000 young people.
‘Story of my life’
However, the prince said getting the trust off the ground had been “quite difficult”, adding: “It is a bit of the same story of my life really, you had to overcome all these people who didn’t see the point.”
Source:: BBC UK