Prince William will attend Centrepoint’s Winter Whites Gala at Kensington Palace solo later this month.
The Duke of Cambridge will attend the event at the Palace on November 26, where he will meet guests including young people who have benefited from the charity, which provides shelter and a safe place for homeless people aged 16-25.
New father William will attend a formal dinner, before he and guests take their place in the Doctor Zhivago-themed marquee in the Palace’s grounds for a superstar filled concert.
Pop sensation Taylor Swift and rock heroes Bon Jovi will entertain guests at the winter-themed charity evening.
British singer James Blunt and classical violinist Charlie Siem are also set to perform. Prince William will be attending the event, without the Duchess of Cambridge who will be staying home to look after Prince George.
During the event, which hopes to raise money for the charity, William will deliver a speech and honour Jon Bon Jovi for his charity work.
The musician will receive the award in recognition of his work with the Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which helps families and young people across the United States escape the harsh conditions of poverty.
The evening’s winter wonderland theme has been the creation of Hollywood screenwriter and producer Danielle Alexandra, who is also a trustee of the charity.
She praised how lives have “been transformed by the extraordinary work of Centrepoint and by Prince William’s genuine and heartfelt dedication to young people affected by homelessness.”
William has been patron of Centrepoint since 2005 after taking inspiration from his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, who worked with the organisation.
During the eight years, William has visited the charity’s headquarters several times solo and with Kate. He also spent a night rough on the streets to highlight the real problems faced by young people who are homeless.
William has always been able to enlist the help of famous singers to help highlight causes close to his heart.
In 2007, the Prince invited popstars Fergie and Nelly Furtado to perform at the ‘Concert for Diana’ which was in honour of his late mother, the Princess of Wales.
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