General Article William discusses drug legalisation with former addicts

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Prince William “could be a useful establishment voice for change”.

By Stephen Hopkins

Drug campaigners have applauded the Duke of Cambridge for speaking to former addicts on the controversial topic of legalising drugs.

William asked three individuals, helped by drug addiction charity the Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT), about the “big dangers” of lifting the ban.

Prince William did not give his personal opinion but appeared to be on a fact-finding mission, telling the trio that after meeting them and touring the SCT in Shoreditch, east London it was a question “I had to ask”.

He asked the recovering addicts: “Can I ask you a very massive question – it’s a big one – there’s obviously a lot of pressure growing in areas about legalising drugs and things like that. What are your individual opinions on that?

“I know it’s a big question, but you seem like the key peop

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