Prince William has taken after his late mother Princess Diana in more ways than one.
Most recently he proved he shares her compassionate side with a touching gesture for the victims of the deadly London tower fire, which currently has a death toll of 58 people.
The prince and his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, made an emotional visit to see the survivors, meet with victims’ families and speak to the rescue workers who were affected by the inferno.
William hugged one of the residents, breaking royal protocol as touching royals is historically reserved for handshakes. The distressed woman was reportedly desperate to locate her husband who was trapped in an elevator during the time of the fire.
During their visit to the Westway Sports Centre the royals also met with first responders from the Emergency Services.
William, Princess Kate, and Prince Harry also made a donation to a fund to help the families who were made homeless by the tragedy.
“The tragedy at Grenfell Tower has left a number of local people in need of urgent assistance,” a spokesman for the three royals at Kensington Palace said. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are pleased the Evening Standard’s Dispossessed Fund has immediately swung into action. As residents of the local area they are keen to offer their immediate support.”