The Prince of Wales with guests at a reception for The Powerlist

The Prince of Wales has hosted a reception at Clarence House in honour of The Powerlist, which celebrates 100 of the UK’s most influential people of African, African Caribbean and African-American heritage.

The Powerlist first launched in 2007 and honours individuals across industries including business, science, technology and the arts.

During the reception, His Royal Highness was greeted by Michael Eboda, Founder of Powerful Media and The Powerlist Black Excellence Awards.

Among the attendees were Homeland star David Harewood, Young Vic artistic director Kwami Kwei-Armah, and former UN under-secretary Baroness Amos.

Speaking to attendees, The Prince said:

It is abundantly clear the Powerlist has become an immensely valuable resource that discovers and catalogues people from Britain's African and African Caribbean communities.

These communities have made and continue to make a positive difference to society as a whole and, in doing so, have built community spirit and cohesion.