His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, accompanied by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, hosted the British Asian Trust’s (BAT) annual dinner at Buckingham Palace.

During a reception for supporters of the charity The Prince and The Duchess met BAT Ambassadors including model Neelam Gill, radio and TV presenter Neev Spencer and director Gurinda Chadha.

Also in attendance were British Asian business leaders Tom Singh, Founder of New Look, Zameer Choudrey, CEO of Bestway Group, and Simon Arora, CEO of B&M.

Richard Hawkes, chief executive of the British Asian Trust, said he "wanted to create an organisation that would have the biggest impact possible in South Asia by galvanising the support of the British Asian community and beyond".

Before dinner, His Royal Highness delivered a speech announcing the launch of a $100m Outcomes Fund for women and girls across South Asia with an ambition to raise the fund over the next five years.

The Prince founded the British Asian Trust in 2007 with a group of visionary British Asian business leaders. The BAT supports the development of a South Asia that maximises the potential of its people, and that is free from inequality and injustice. The Trust has already touched more than four million lives in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.