18 pictures as Prince William delights Manchester youngsters with visit to Moss Side's Hideaway Youth Project

The Prince of Wales has joined Andy Burnham in pledging to support an initiative combatting youth violence in the city.

Prince William was in Manchester today visiting a place doing important community work in Moss Side tackling youth violence. Alongside Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and other civic leaders, the future king was at the Hideaway Youth Project.

The Prince of Wales' time in the area came as he pledged £50,000 from his Royal Foundation to the Manchester Peace Together Alliance, of which the Hideaway Youth Project is a lead partner. The figure has been matched by Mr Burnham, taking the funding to £100,000. The welcome funds will be used to create an employment, skills and training programme for young people at risk of violence.

While not pictured, he also paid a visit to the Moss Side Millennium Powerhouse during his time in the city on Thursday.

It was the second time the Prince of Wales had been in Manchester this week after he attended Sir Bobby Charlton's funeral in his role as the FA president.

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