In November of last year, the Duke of Cambridge visited the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea, where he watched two operations being performed. Now, he will host a grand dinner at Windsor Castle, to support the work of and raise funds for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
Prince William is the President of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. He assumed the position in 2007, succeeding his mother, Diana, who held the post from 1989 to 1997. As President, the Prince has performed a number of engagements such as visiting the hospital and meeting with patients. In 2011, he opened a new children’s cancer unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Surrey.
The exclusive charity event will take place on Tuesday, the 13th of May. Among those in attendance will be American fashion designer Ralph Lauren, who is flying to the UK specially for the occasion. Mr. Lauren recently announced that his intention to enter into a philanthropic partnership with the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. His involvement with the charity will be honoured at the event.
Other guests include famous names in the world of film and fashion, such as Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, Harry Potter actresses Emma Watson and Helena Bonham-Carter, Sherlock‘s Benedict Cumberbatch, renowned photographer Mario Testino, and supermodels Cara Delevingne and Kate Moss. After dinner, British singer, Emeli Sandé will perform an acoustic set for the attendees.
Late last year, the Duke of Cambridge hosted a similar gala at Kensington Palace, to raise money for his charity Centrepoint. As with that time, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George are not expected to attend the event at Windsor Castle.