In addition to his son William tying the knot, Prince Charles has another reason to celebrate. It is the 35th anniversary of his charity, the Prince’s Trust, and of course there is no other way to mark the event than by throwing a lavish party and toasting with fellow supporters.
Held on July, 8, 2011, charity ambassadors including Rod Stewart, Kevin Spacey and Jools Holland, all gathered at the Clarence House in London to honor the organization.
Charles told supporters that “everybody has got some potential, skill or talent that can be brought out. I’m unbelievably proud of all those who show they really can do it. I hope I shall live long enough to see even more people make a fantastic success of their lives and give something back to this country.”
The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people between the ages of 14 and 30 by providing financial assistance and offering advice on how to develop job skills. They also receive training and mentoring guiding them towards their goals and true potential.
“When you have kids who have an incredibly difficult background with challenges that I couldn’t imagine and they just get that little bit of encouragement… at exactly the right time, it is literally life-changing,” Kevin Spacey said.
Established in 1976, the Prince’s Trust has helped more than 650,000 young people who are not in education, employment or training.