Maggie Smith to introduce Prince Charles at Awards
Dame Maggie Smith will introduce Prince Charles at the Pride of Britain Awards.
The 81-year-old actress will welcome the Prince of Wales onto the stage at London’s Grosvenor House today (31.10.16) where he will present the Prince’s Trust Young Achiever accolade to Francesca Brown.
The 25-year-old star is being honoured after she set up a football development programme for girls after overcoming depression and family issues.
She said: “I’m passionate about helping other young women reach their full potential by giving them the encouragement and training they need, which is something I never had.”
The accolade will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Prince’s Trust, which Charles founded in 1976 to help young people.
Charles, 67, recently admitted he was “delighted” the Trust’s Young Achiever category is still recognised at the ceremony.
He said: “These marvellous awards remind all of us that throughout this country there are extraordinary people living selfless lives, showing unbelievable courage and caring for their families, neighbours and communities.
“I am delighted that once again my Trust has an award category to recognise young people’s achievements.”
Charles will present the prize for the third time at this year’s awards, which will be attended by more than 100 guests and hosted by TV presenter Carol Vorderman.