The Prince of Wales visited the Royal Albert Hall and the Old Vic before being joined by The Duchess of Cornwall to see refurbished Maiden yacht.
The Prince of Wales is Patron of Children & the Arts, a national charity that tackles inequality through sustained art experiences, and today attended an event at the Royal Albert Hall to discuss art & creativity in schools.
The charity works with arts venues across the UK to reach children who may be in danger of missing creative and cultural experiences. Since 2006, the charity has given half a million children unique arts experiences and has created over 6,000 partnerships with schools and children’s hospices.
Today’s event brought together politicians, industry leaders and teachers to discuss the subject.
2018 marks the Old Vic’s 200th anniversary and His Royal Highness has been made a Royal Patron to mark its bicentennial year.
As part of the celebrations, The Prince’s Trust announced a partnership to allow four work placements a year from the Trust’s ‘Get Hired’ programme, as well as training (and potentially employing) five front of house staff from the ‘Front Line’ employability project.
During the visit, The Prince viewed an excerpt from Sylvia, a modern musical that celebrates the life of Sylvia Pankhurst 100 years after the first women in Britain were granted the vote.
The Duchess of Cornwall then joined The Prince and HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein to visit the newly refurbished Maiden yacht, which was famously used by the first all-female crew to sail in the Whitbred Round the World Race – where they finished in 1990.
Princess Haya’s father, HM King Hussein I sponsored that original voyage and now Princess Haya has facilitated the refurbishment of the yacht as it embarks on a three year journey round the world.
On its global tour, Maiden, will fundraise for the Maiden Factor Foundation and their partner charities to promote the education of girls around the world.