The Duke of Cambridge met staff, service users and young volunteers of the charity during his first appearance at a communal event last night – his appearance helping create one of the largest ever fundraisers the community has seen seen.

Addressing the 1500 guests at Alexandra Palace, he recalled how the birth of Queen Victoria in 1819 coincided with the “remarkable birth” of what became known as the Jewish Blind Society, a precursor to Jewish Care.

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Photo credit: Blake Ezra Photography and Chris Radburn/PA Wire

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