Prince William questioned over his bank account in awkward conversation

Prince William

Prince William questioned over his bank account in awkward conversation

Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 18/11/2023

- 09:52

Updated: 18/11/2023

- 10:27

The Prince of Wales visited Manchester

Prince William was questioned over his bank account in an awkward conversation with an 11-year-old during a visit to Manchester.

The Prince of Wales stated that he "doesn't know" how much money is in his bank account when responding to the young child.

The father-of-three was at Manchester's Moss Side to speak with Mayor Andy Burnham on a project aimed at reducing adolescent violence.

He unveiled a £100,000 initiative that will support the Manchester Peace Together Alliance's efforts and is co-funded by the Labour politician's office and the Royal Foundation.

Prince William

Prince William visiting Manchester


The prince sat down with some students when he visited the Hideaway Youth Project, a primary partner of the Manchester Peace Together Alliance.

William laughed when 11-year-old Amir Hassan questioned him: "How much do you have in your bank account?"

The young student claimed that the future King had joked that he "didn't know".

The children were participating in an art project, where they were drawing and cutting out hairstyles they found inspiring and motivating.

Prince William

Prince William laughed when asked the question


When asked if he would like to participate in the art project, Prince William said: "I'm literally the last person you should ask. My hair is disappearing."

He joined in a quick game of pool, which caused visitors to sigh when he missed two shots to pot a yellow ball.

The £100,000 in funds will be used to develop a project that will train, employ, and provide skills to young people who are at risk of violence.

This is a first for the alliance, a community-driven programme that uses focused mentoring and activities to address the root causes of teenage violence.

Prince William

Prince William playing pool


The alliance will collaborate for the first time on the three-year project with the business sector, which has promised to give young people jobs, apprenticeships, and work shadowing opportunities.

Burnham said: “The city is succeeding in many ways. The community is still strong, what we haven’t got yet are the paths for people so that they can see the opportunities out there and then get that support.

“Be it educational support, or personal support to make their way towards taking up those opportunities.

"And for me, this is absolutely about the next chapter of Greater Manchester.”

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