Friday, 11 November 2016

The glittering gala of Kensington

The Duke of Cambridge at the Centrepoint Gala at Kensington Palace 
(photo Centrepoint Twitter)

Kensington Palace has a whole host of glitter to call its own but last night it got another share as it hosted a gala for Centrepoint. The charity has counted on the support of its patron, the Duke of Cambridge, for many years and on November 10th he threw open the doors of Kensington Palace once more for a gala and awards ceremony which raised £1.5 million for the organisation that helps young people out of homelessness.

PrinceWilliam was joined by a long list of celebrties for the gala which was hosted by TV star, Jonathan Ross, with Liz Hurley among those presenting awards.  The gala was sponsored by the Reuben Foundation and sets out to raise funds for Centrepoint which aims to help young poeple who have been homeless opportunities as well as ending youth homelessness.

Those aims were reflected by Prince William who told guests during his speech that ‘This evening is a celebration of everything young people are capable of when they are given the support that they need. Centrepoint sees every young person for who they are. That alone is life changing.’

The Centrepoint gala included performances from Ellie Goulding, Craig David and Nile Rodgers while Phil Collins, who had to miss the event because of illness, sent a video message.  There was glitter, there was sparkle, there was a serious message on a night when Centrepoint starred at Kensington Palace.

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