The Prince of Wales helped honour the achievements of remarkable young people from across the UK today at The Prince's Trust and TK Maxx & HomeSense Celebrate Success Awards in London.
The annual Celebrate Success Awards recognise young people who have overcome issues such as abuse, drug addiction, homelessness and depression, and made a success of their lives with the help of The Prince’s Trust.
Today’s Awards, which took place at the London Palladium, were hosted for the sixth time by television presenters Ant & Dec and attended by Prince’s Trust supporters and Ambassadors, including Gemma Arterton, Thierry Henry, Nick Grimshaw and Emilia Fox.
During the ceremony there were musical performances from the stars of the West End show School Of Rock and X Factor winner Matt Terry, who sang his song ‘Writing's On The Wall’ and a cover of Prince's ‘Purple Rain’.
One young award winner today was Michelle Brown, who after being sexually and physically abused began getting into trouble with the police, with her life in danger of spiralling out of control.
After a heartfelt plea from her grandfather that her behaviour would cause him a heart attack, Michelle joined a Prince’s Trust course which led to her becoming a steward at Southampton FC.
Michelle said: "I went off the rails a bit and got into trouble with the police. I needed help and support and I was a bit lost."
Describing how The Prince's Trust stepped in to help her, she said: "I worked on channelling all my aggression and bad thoughts into something good.
"The Prince's Trust has given me my life back and made me have a future that I never thought was possible."