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Prince Charles and Camilla visit London in wake of riots

Prince of Wales says teenagers join gangs in a "cry for help", urges youth leaders to do more

Prince Charles and Camilla visit London in wake of riots
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall pose with volunteers from the Youth United network at the Croydon Voluntary Action Centre on August 17, 2011 in Croydon, London, England. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall met with residents and families whose homes and businesses were affected by the outbreaks of rioting and looting in the Tottenham area last week (Getty Images)
Prince Charles and Camilla visit London in wake of riots
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales is embraced while meeting with local residents at the Tottenham Green Leisure Centre on August 17, 2011 in Tottenham, London, England. (Getty Images)
Prince Charles and Camilla visit London in wake of riots
The royal couple were greeted with cheers by onlookers as they met families left homeless by the devastation (Getty Images)
Prince Charles and Camilla visit London in wake of riots
Prince Charles and his wife Camila visited Croydon this afternoon to meet residents and businesses affected by riots last week (Getty Images)
Prince Charles and Camilla visit London in wake of riots
Prince Charles said young people should try to channel their liveliness in more positive ways such as sport (Getty Images)
Prince Charles and Camilla visit London in wake of riots
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are greeted by assistant commissioner Lynne Owens of the Metropolitan Police, assistant commissioner Jim Knighton of the London Fire Brigade and assistant commissioner Jason Killens of the London Ambulance Service at the Metropolitan Police Central Communications Command, where the emergency services response to last weeks riots in London were coordinated, on August 17, 2011 in London, England (Getty Images)
Prince Charles and Camilla visit London in wake of riots
The prince said the reason a lot of young people join gangs is because they have too much energy\n (Getty Images)
Prince Charles and Camilla visit London in wake of riots
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (centre L) visits the Metropolitan Police Central Communications Command, where the emergency services responses to last weeks riots in London were coordinated, on August 17, 2011 in London (Getty Images)
Prince Charles and Camilla visit London in wake of riots
Charles said he was pleased at the public’s support for the police after the riots (Getty Images)
Prince Charles and Camilla visit London in wake of riots
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall meets ambulance crew members at Croydon Fire Station (Getty Images)