EVENT UPDATE : THE PRINCE'S TRUST 40TH ANNIVERSARY GARDEN PARTY .. BUCKINGHAM PALACE .. MAY 17TH 2016
Joan attended The Prince's Trust 40th Anniversary Garden Party, held earlier at Buckingham Palace, hosted by Prince Charles..
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales was today (Tuesday 17th May) joined by Kylie Minogue and our Ambassadors - including Sir Ben Kingsley, Pixie Lott and Dame Joan Collins - at a garden party for more than 5,000 supporters and beneficiaries at Buckingham Palace.
To mark the 40th anniversary of The Prince’s Trust, the event included the unveiling of a portrait of His Royal Highness, made from hundreds of images of people whose lives have been touched by through our work.
The portrait, created by Welsh artistNathan Wyburn, was presented by Kylie - whose picture features in the portrait. The artwork also includes photos of some of the young people we've supported, along with fundraisers, volunteers, partners and members of the public.
Sir Ben Kingsley, who's been one of our Ambassadors for almost 20 years, then presented His Royal Highness with a Digital Book of Memories, a tablet containing photos and memories recorded during the #partofPT Tour.
Some of the memories and pictures included in the Digital Book of Memories, which was developed with support from our technology partner Samsung, are showcased on our #partofPT website.
His Royal Highness was also presented with a bronze bust of himself, which was created by sculptress Frances Segelman. The life-like statue, complete with military attire, was created over four separate sittings with HRH between 2013 and 2015 and will be installed at Prince’s Trust House in London.
Joan present portrait to Charles along with Gemma Atherton