Prince’s gala raises more then US $1.7M

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The star-studded Prince’s Trust Global Gala raised over US$1.7 million on Thursday night at Casa Cipriani in New York City. A wide range of past and current grantees explained how Charles III’s charity improved lives.

‘Luther’ star Idris Elba wouldn’t have been able to attend the National Youth Music Theater where he launched his career at the age of 17 without a grant from the Prince’s Trust clarified.

Elba, who has interacted with celebrities such as actress Sienna Miller, supermodels Kate Moss and Winnie Harlow, and fashion designers Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors, said, “One of the things the Prince’s Trust has given me. “It gave me the confidence to believe in what I was doing, who I was and what I could be.”

Prince’s Trust hopes to provide this type of support in the United States, where it plans to expand further this year.

Charlotte Mensah, owner of London’s Hair Lounge Salon and past Prince’s Trust grantee, said, “Your Majesty couldn’t be with us tonight.

“He’s got something next week,” Mensah joked, referring to Charles III’s coronation on May 6.

King Charles III announced in a letter to those attending the ceremony read by Mensah that when he launched the Prince’s Trust in 1976 with retirement money from the Royal Navy, the Prince’s Trust would expand to 23 countries. He said he never dreamed he would.

“We are delighted to have worked with over a million young people to help them launch careers, start businesses and re-enter education,” said King Charles III. “I am greatly inspired by the determination and dedication of young people.”

Will Straw, CEO of The Prince’s Trust International, told The Associated Press that the charity’s mission remains as essential as ever.

“This year, we will directly support nearly 100,000 young people around the world, helping them acquire skills for meaningful work,” said Straw. “This is very important because young people are being hit hard economically by the pandemic.”

The International Labor Organization (ILO) and others have highlighted a gap between the skills employers need and the skills young people acquire during their education, he said.

“Something’s missing,” said Straw. “But around the world, our programs are filling that gap.”

Greece’s Prince Pavlos said he has seen what the Prince’s Trust has achieved in his home country and expects it to achieve the same level of success in the United States, where he now lives.

“America has a lot of capacity to help entrepreneurs, but there are also a lot of people who need it,” he said. “This could be a real stronghold of the Prince’s trust.”

British singer Rita Ora to appear at the gala on Thursday night after former host Lionel Richie had to travel to the UK to prepare a performance for the upcoming coronation of the king. intervened in

Ora, who performed her new single “Praising You” in public for the first time, said she was happy to show her support for the cause.

“That’s all I believe,” she said.


The Associated Press’s philanthropic and nonprofit coverage is supported through partnerships with AP and The Conversation US and is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.

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