The young royal's shocking advice helps put one nervous admirer at ease in London

By People Staff
Updated November 07, 2008 09:30 AM
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“Think of me naked.” That was Prince William‘s bold suggestion to one female fan in London Thursday night.

But girlfriend Kate Middleton has nothing to worry about. The 26-year-old prince was simply trying to help calm a nervous young woman at an event for the Centrepoint charity.

“I have a stammer,” 18-year-old Jasmine Edwards told reporters after their exchange. “He helped me by moving me away from everyone. He was down to earth and I really liked talking to him and hope I can meet him again.”

So what was her response to the prince’s invitation? “I thought of him naked!” Edwards replied with a laugh.

William was on hand to mark the 40th anniversary of Centrepoint, an anti-homelessness charity that was close to his late mother’s heart. (The prince became its patron in 2005.)

“I feel very close links to Centrepoint. It’s a charity with which both my mother and father became passionately involved,” William said last night.

He also recalled visiting a homeless shelter for the first time with Princess Diana. “I was much younger, better looking and more naive back then,” he quipped.