Prince William has visited Centrepoint in Sunderland to learn about the charity's work and how to cook.
The Duke of Cambridge met staff and young people helped by the homeless charity, and was given a tour of the accommodation and support centre.
However, some of the young people did not realise they were meeting with the future King.
Alison York, learning officer at the charity, told the Daily Express: "A lot of the young people don't know much about the royal family and which prince is which. That knowledge is not there necessarily.
"It's been fantastic in that way to show who he is and what he does for the service. I was asked 'Is he the ginger one? Or the one with the bairn?'"
After speaking with William, 20-year-old Wade Tench said: I felt like I'd known him all my life even though we only spoke for five minutes.
"It was good banter. He's not afraid to have a conversation with us - it wasn't just question and answer."
The charity offers training facilities to help young people get basic skills needed to get work. One of the training skills offered is cooking, which William tried his hand at during the trip.
He learned to make flatbread and a chicken curry, donning a Centrepoint apron over his blue suit.
After his the visit to Centerpoint, William had visited South Shields to officially open the Haven Point leisure centre. He was given a tour of its facilities and met with local swimmers, then watched survival exercises and resurrection training.
He then moved on to attend a Diana Award Inspire Day, an award created in honour of William's late mother.
At the training workshop event, he spoke to around 30 young people about employability skills and anti-bullying programmes.