LONDON: The Prince of Wales has announced popular American singer and songwriter Katy Perry as an ambassador for the British Asian Trust’s Children’s Protection Fund for South Asia.
Both have come under fire from critics over the decision.
The Prince of Wales, accompanied by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, attended a glittering reception at Banqueting House as part of the charity’s annual dinner. The announcement was made at the event.
“My work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador has taken me to many parts of the world and opened my eyes to the many vulnerabilities of children," Katy Perry said on the occasion.
"India has long held a special place in my heart, and on my last visit, I was able to meet with The Prince of Wales and other leaders in Mumbai, and I was impressed by their strong plan — from on-ground initiatives to fundraising — that will aim to cut child trafficking in half. That is why I am especially honoured to be named an ambassador for the British Asian Trust’s Children’s Protection Fund, and to help shine my light on the work that the British Asian Trust will be doing in South Asia, and to be a part of finding solutions to child trafficking. Children are vulnerable and innocent and have to be protected,” she said.