Amal Clooney joins forces with Prince Charles for award for unsung young women

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She has been to one Royal Wedding, was instrumental in one lavish New York royal baby shower, and is a new trusted friend to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Amal Clooney, who last week attended a Buckingham Palace dinner with her husband, is to extend her relationship with the Royal Family with a new working partnership with the Prince of Wales, as she takes on a formal ambassadorial role with his charity.

Mrs Clooney, a human right lawyer, is to launch her own prize named the Amal Clooney Award, seeking inspirational young women around the world to celebrate.

The award, organised by youth charity Prince’s Trust International, is intended to “highlight the work of young women who have succeeded against the odds to make a lasting difference in their communities”, a spokesman said.

Actively seeking out unsung heroes for a prize, to be presented by Mrs Clooney in 2020, Prince’s Trust International is seeking applications from women aged 11 to 30 working in “anything from sustainable farming schemes, to community projects in refugee camps, to rebuild-work in war zones”.

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