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Prince Charles rubs shoulders with Fearne Cotton, Kate Garraway and Richard E. Grant

Prince Charles put on a smart display as he welcomed a whole host of celebrities to The Prince’s Trust Awards at St James’ Palace in London on Thursday.

The royal, 72, who looked dapper in a navy suit and smart black shoes, rubbed shoulders with several famous faces – including actor Richard E Grant, GMB presenter Kate Garraway and Meghan Markle‘s close friend and British Vogue editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful.

Meanwhile, Fearne Cotton, who has been The Prince’s Trust Goodwill Ambassador for Mental Health for more than 10 years, cut a stylish figure in a bold fuschia suit as she interviewed the well-deserved winners at the ceremony.  

The Prince’s Trust Awards recognise young people who have succeeded against the odds, improved their chances in life and had a positive impact on their local community. 

Prince Charles put on a smart display as he welcomed a whole host of celebrities – including Richard E Grant (pictured, together) to The Prince’s Trust Awards at St James’ Palace in London on Thursday

The Prince of Wales, who founded the Prince's Trust organisation in 1976, made a speech before announcing the winners

The Prince of Wales, who founded the Prince’s Trust organisation in 1976, made a speech before announcing the winners

Prince of Wales, Fearne Cotton and Edward Enninful appeared to share a joke together as they were seen laughing

Prince of Wales, Fearne Cotton and Edward Enninful appeared to share a joke together as they were seen laughing

Presenters Fearne Cotton and Kate Garraway posed for the cameras as they awaited for the ceremony to begin

Presenters Fearne Cotton and Kate Garraway posed for the cameras as they awaited for the ceremony to begin

Among those celebrating tonight include Cordell Jeffers, winner of The Watches of Switzerland Group Young Change Maker, and Noor Kimit, who was awarded the NatWest Enterprise Award.

Elsewhere, Aidan Sayers posed alongside Prince Charles after receiving the Ascential Educational Achiever Award, while Team 8 from Hemel Hempstead looked delighted on their win for the Dell Technologies Community Impact Award.

And the celebrities put their best fashion foot forward as they honoured the achievements of young people supported by The Trust’s programmes.

Kate Garraway, who wore her blonde hair loose, turned heads in a purple and pink paisley-print dress, while Gabby Roslin opted for a chic, floor-length checkered dress.  

Edward Enninful looked dapper in a black suit and crisp white shirt as he shook hands with Prince Charles

Edward Enninful looked dapper in a black suit and crisp white shirt as he shook hands with Prince Charles

Kate Garraway looked effortlessly stylish in a paisley-print dress

Fearne Cotton put on a bold display in a bright fuchsia suit

Kate Garraway looked effortlessly stylish in a paisley-print dress (pictured, left) while Fearne Cotton put on a bold display in a bright fuchsia suit

A smiling Gaby Roslin shook hands with Prince Charles while Tyler West awaited his turn

A smiling Gaby Roslin shook hands with Prince Charles while Tyler West awaited his turn

Gaby Roslin was all smiles during the trophy ceremony as she spoke with the Princes of Wales

Gaby Roslin was all smiles during the trophy ceremony as she spoke with the Princes of Wales

Prince Charles delivered a speech during the ceremony

The Prince's Trust Awards honour the achievements of young people supported by The Trust's programmes.

The Prince’s Trust Awards honour the achievements of young people supported by The Trust’s programmes. Pictured, Prince Charles giving a speech

Tyler West (pictured, shaking hands with Prince Charles) put his best foot forward in a grey blazer, which he paired with a smart, black top and trousers

Tyler West (pictured, shaking hands with Prince Charles) put his best foot forward in a grey blazer, which he paired with a smart, black top and trousers

The Prince of Wales meets Adam Pearson and Hugh Dennis (right) during a trophy ceremony to recognise award winners from the Prince's Trust Awards and the charity's supporters

The Prince of Wales meets Adam Pearson and Hugh Dennis (right) during a trophy ceremony to recognise award winners from the Prince’s Trust Awards and the charity’s supporters

Prince Charles shook hands with Edward Enninful

Richard E Grant was suited and booted in a three-piece suit and burgundy tie

Prince Charles shook hands with a smartly dressed Edward Enninful (pictured, left), while Richard E Grant was suited and booted in a three-piece suit and burgundy tie

The Prince of Wales speaks with Hugh Dennis, Kate Garraway and Colin Salmon at the Prince's Trust Awards Trophy Ceremony at St James Palace

The Prince of Wales speaks with Hugh Dennis, Kate Garraway and Colin Salmon at the Prince’s Trust Awards Trophy Ceremony at St James Palace

The organisation was founded in 1976 by the Prince of Wales and supports 11 to 30-year-olds who are unemployed, or pupils at school who are at risk of being excluded.

The charity, which had to axe 100 jobs as part of a £2.8million funding shortfall in 2014, works with around 60,000 young people every year and says three in four of them move on to employment, education or training. 

The charity has helped 870,000 young people since 1976 and supports over 100 more each day. Three in four of these young people move into work, training or education.

The royal is still actively involved in the charity and it’s work, and keenly took part in visits to meet volunteers early last year. 

The Prince of Wales spoke with Tyler West, Adam Pearson, Hugh Dennis, Kate Garraway and Colin Salmon

The Prince of Wales spoke with Tyler West, Adam Pearson, Hugh Dennis, Kate Garraway and Colin Salmon

Fearne Cotton put on an animated display as she spoke with British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful (pictured)

Fearne Cotton put on an animated display as she spoke with British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful (pictured)

Emily Hallie and Edward Enninful pose for the cameras during the Prince's Trust Awards Trophy Ceremony at St James Palace (pictured)

Emily Hallie and Edward Enninful pose for the cameras during the Prince’s Trust Awards Trophy Ceremony at St James Palace (pictured)

A smartly dressed Hugh Dennis also spoke with Prince Charles during the award's ceremony this evening

A smartly dressed Hugh Dennis also spoke with Prince Charles during the award’s ceremony this evening

Actor and comedian Hugh Dennis also attended and was seen chatting to a jovial Prince Charles ahead of the award’s ceremony. 

In February, Prince Charles was greeted by well-wishers who lined the streets before he strolled into a TK Maxx store on Tooting High Street to meet with Prince’s Trust alumni.

And on Valentine’s Day the royal hosted The Prince’s Trust Invest in Futures Gala, which is the largest fundraising event for the charity, in London 

Since its inception in 2005, the star-studded event has raised an astounding £23 million and has enabled The Trust to change the lives of over 22,000 young people.

Prince of Wales presented The Watches of Switzerland Group Young Change Maker award to Cordell Jeffers during the Prince's Trust Awards Trophy ceremony

Prince of Wales presented The Watches of Switzerland Group Young Change Maker award to Cordell Jeffers during the Prince’s Trust Awards Trophy ceremony

Cordell Jeffers, Winner of The Watches of Switzerland Group Young Change Maker,

He looked delighted with his win at the ceremony

Cordell Jeffers, Winner of The Watches of Switzerland Group Young Change Maker, was seen celebrating

Winner of the NatWest Enterprise Award, Noor Kimit spoke with presenter Fearne Cotton during the Prince's Trust Awards Trophy Ceremony

Winner of the NatWest Enterprise Award, Noor Kimit spoke with presenter Fearne Cotton during the Prince’s Trust Awards Trophy Ceremony

Prince of Wales can be seen smiling alongside the Winner of the NatWest Enterprise Award, Noor Kimit (pictured)

Prince of Wales can be seen smiling alongside the Winner of the NatWest Enterprise Award, Noor Kimit (pictured)

The Prince of Wales, dressed in a dapper navy check suit, looked in high spirits as he took a seat during this afternoon's event

The Prince of Wales, dressed in a dapper navy check suit, looked in high spirits as he took a seat during this afternoon’s event 

Fearne Cotton has been The Prince’s Trust Goodwill Ambassador for Mental Health for more than 10 years

The presenter has spent many years attending events and meeting young people

Fearne Cotton (pictured, left and right) has been an ambassador for The Trust for more than 10 years, attending events and meeting young people. Pictured, giving a speech

A beaming Aidan Sayers poses next to Prince Charles with his Ascential Educational Achiever Award

A beaming Aidan Sayers poses next to Prince Charles with his Ascential Educational Achiever Award

The Prince of Wales alongside winner of the Homesense Young Achiever Award, Thomas Pemberton

The Prince of Wales alongside winner of the Homesense Young Achiever Award, Thomas Pemberton

The Ascential Educational Achiever Award went to Aidan Sayers

Jhorvis Tyrell took home the Delta Air Lines Rising Star Award

The Ascential Educational Achiever Award (left) went to Aidan Sayers, while Jhorvis Tyrell took home  the Delta Air Lines Rising Star Award (right)

The Prince of Wales presented the Winner of the NatWest Enterprise Award to Noor Kimit during the ceremony

The Prince of Wales presented the Winner of the NatWest Enterprise Award to Noor Kimit during the ceremony

Cleo Johnson looked delighted as she was awarded the HSBC UK Breakthrough Award by Prince Charles

Kristin Topping was also a worthy recipient of a Prince's Trust Award

Cleo Johnson (left) looked delighted as she was awarded the HSBC UK Breakthrough Award by Prince Charles, while Kristin Topping was also a worthy recipient (right)

Winner Kristin Topping was delighted to be one of the very worthy winners and was seen shaking hands with Prince Charles

Winner Kristin Topping was delighted to be one of the very worthy winners and was seen shaking hands with Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales congratulated Team 8 from Hemel Hempstead on their win for the Dell Technologies Community Impact Award

The Prince of Wales congratulated Team 8 from Hemel Hempstead on their win for the Dell Technologies Community Impact Award

Prince of Wales and Volunteer of the Year in association with GMB, Neal Clements

The royal giving a speech

Prince of Wales and Volunteer of the Year in association with GMB, Neal Clements (pictured left), and right, the royal giving a speech

Winner of The Watches of Switzerland Group Young Change Maker, Cordell Jeffers was interviewed by Fearne Cotton

Winner of The Watches of Switzerland Group Young Change Maker, Cordell Jeffers was interviewed by Fearne Cotton

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