Prince Charles celebrates Prince's Trust winners at star-studded ceremony

The royal was joined by celebrities including Amal Clooney at the event this week

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Prince Charles celebrated inspiring young people on ITV earlier this week - as The Prince’s Trust Awards were aired for the first time.

Prince Charles, along with celebrities including Amal Clooney, attended the event and congratulated the inspiring winners as they collected their awards.

Ant and Dec presented the awards, while big names from the worlds of film, TV, music, and sport attended and presented awards - including Bridgeton stars Phoebe Dynevor and Jonathan Bailey. 

The charity, which has ambitious US plans, and awards ceremony aims to recognise young people who have succeeded against the odds, improved their chances in life and had a positive impact on their local community.

All the nominees, aged between 11 to 30-year-olds, had been helped by the Prince's Trust and come from vulnerable backgrounds. 

Winners this year included an inspirational young woman, Tania Makwana, who had suffered from years of psychical and mental abuse but has since become an ambulance worker - and won the Marvel Rising star award. While a young boy was also awarded for his ability to complete his education despite multiple surgeries for his medical condition.

It was the 17th annual awards for the charity, but the first time they had been televised. 

Amal Clooney, who shares twins Alexander and Ella with husband George, attended the 17th annual event  to present the Amal Clooney Women's Empowerment Award, sponsored by Charlotte Tilbury. The honor, which Amal launched back in 2019, seeks to recognize young women's global achievements.

Posting pictures of the awards on social media Prince Charles said, "I have no doubt that you will share my admiration for today’s remarkable winners and will be as impressed as I am by their stories of success. 

"Even after all these years, I never fail to be moved by the way each and every one of them has overcome the most daunting obstacles. I can not tell you how proud it makes me, of all of them."

Sarah Finley

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