The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall tonight attended a reception for the British Asian Trust, a charity founded by His Royal Highness in 2007 to support disadvantaged communities in South Asia.
Their Royal Highnesses were joined at the event, which took place at the British Museum, by guests including Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Home Secretary Priti Patel and former Liverpool footballer Ian Rush.
During a speech to the Trust’s supporters and ambassadors, The Prince praised the “resilience and commitment” of the British Asian Trust’s work to help disadvantaged communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
His Royal Highness said:
I cannot quite believe it is almost two years to the day that both my Mehabooba and myself were able to be with all of you to celebrate the work of the British Asian Trust.
Since then, across the globe, there has been terrible loss of life from this dreadful pandemic and we have especially seen the devastating impact throughout south Asia.”
The Prince of Wales also praised the “truly remarkable achievement” of the BAT, which raised £20 million in four major fundraising campaigns during the pandemic:
It is fair, I think, to say that it has been when truly tested that the trust has shown its most outstanding qualities of resilience and commitment to helping people across south Asia.