Prince Charles Names Katy Perry British Asian Trust Ambassador To India

  • Prince Charles Names Katy Perry British Asian Trust Ambassador To India

Prince Charles Names Katy Perry British Asian Trust Ambassador To India

Alongside the Royal Founding Patron of the British Asian Trust and accompanied by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles attended a lavish gala reception as part of the charity's annual dinner at Banqueting House in London.

The British Asian Trust was founded in 2007 by Prince Charles and a group of visionary British Asian business leaders with the aim to transform more lives across South Asia.

Manoj Badale, chair of the British Asian Trust, said: "We're delighted to announce Katy Perry as our newest ambassador and are looking forward to working with her on raising awareness of the work we carry out across South Asia".

So on Tuesday, the Harleys in Hawaii singer was appointed as the newest ambassador for the Trust's Children's Protection Fund for India by the heir apparent.

In his speech, the Prince of Wales said he was "enormously grateful" for Katy's kind words, adding it was a "great pleasure to have met her in Mumbai last November".

Katy is already a champion for children's rights through her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and made a decision to show her long-term support to the organisation and cause upon learning about the work that the British Asian Trust is doing in the country.

She added: "In my own personal experience, he has an incredibly kind soul".

Katy Perry is throwing her support behind Prince Charles. "And he asked me if I would sing to his plants".

For her work with UNICEF, Katy received the UNICEF Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award in 2016.

Charles is said to have replied to her: "I would prefer it if you sang to them".

"My work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador has taken me to many parts of the world and opened my eyes to the many vulnerabilities of children", said the singer.

It works with business, government and civil society to remove child labour from supply chains and bring child labour-free products to markets.

Over the next five years, the British Asian Trust plans to further develop its work on significantly reducing child labor, trafficking and abuse across India and other countries in South Asia.

Richard Hawkes, chief executive of BAT, spoke to reporters about Perry and said: "She's such a massive global superstar and having her associated with the organisation in any way is absolutely brilliant for us because it definitely attracts attention, it gets people more aware of our work and aware of the anti-trafficking work that we do".