Pop star Cheryl Cole has announced that she will launch a charitable foundation which will in turn support the Princes Trust.
The Girls Aloud singer visited the prince to tell him about her plans, meeting at Clarence House.
The charity will provide funds to support projects near Cheryl’s hometown of Newcastle, and its surrounding areas.
Cheryl, who is keen to give back to her roots, wants to help others like her reach their potential.
27 year-old Cole said, “Too many young people grow up thinking no-one cares and don’t believe they can make anything of themselves.
“They have so much potential – but can go off the rails without the right care and support. I want my Foundation to help them realise their potential and get their lives on track.
“I have always been a great admirer of the work of the Prince’s Trust with disadvantaged young people across the UK. It’s the perfect charity for my Foundation to support.”
Prince Charles founded his own charity in 1976, and it has gone on to support young people looking to set up their own businesses, as well as those looking to get back into education, and improve their life skills.
It is very successful at what it does, and more than three quarters of those helped by the trust move into a job, education or training.