The Prince Of Wales, Duchess Of Cornwall, Duke Of Cambridge and Duchess Of Cambridge the second of two concerts that have raised around £400,000 for the Prince’s Trust and the Foundation of Prince William and Harry.

 

The Duke and Duchess were carrying out their first joint public engagement with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, who sat with them in the royal box.

 

Host Gary Barlow openined the concert with The Greatest Day Of Our Lives before being joined on stage by by guests including Jason Donovan and Lulu.

The Duchess of Cambridge sang along when Barlow performed an encore of Never Forget. After the show the royal party met the performers backstage. Barlow said: “It went brilliantly, a dream come true. And raising money for such a good cause. Amazing.”

 

Olly Murs said: “William was such a nice guy. He told me that some of his friends had posters of Justin Bieber on their walls but had taken them down to put mine up. Bizarre! I was amazed how much they both knew about me, about my album going to number one. I am so touched.”

 

X-Factor finalist Marcus Collins said: “They both said they watched the X-Factor. How amazing is that. My life has changed so much. They asked me if I was nervous about the weekend and I told them I couldn’t wait.”Kate said she was amazed at how much stronger my vocals were live than they sound on television. I just can’t believe it. This is the biggest ever gig I have done in my life. I will never forget it.”

 

The money raised by the two concerts will help young people whose communities were affected by the riots in August. The Prince of Wales launched the City Riots Appeal after visiting some of the worst hit areas. The appeal will pump money into five of the areas hardest hit by the riots.

The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry will also use money from the concerts to help young people by giving them the tools and encouragement to fulfil their potential.


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Posted by mousiekins
Dated: 7th December 2011
Filled Under: Duty, Royal Visits, Royalty