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Ethnic communities

  • The Prince speaks to Dana Awartani about her Islamic inspired artwork
  • The Prince of Wales attends a West African reception at St. James's Palace
  • The Prince of Wales presents a cup to a friendly football game between Christians and Muslims in Berlin
  • The Prince meets

The Prince's work to promote inter-faith dialogue has often overlapped with his efforts to support ethnic communities throughout the United Kingdom.

While travelling around the country, His Royal Highness meets with Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, Jews and people from other faiths and ethnic communities and has always been greatly impressed by the solidarity and vibrancy of those that have made the effort to share and learn from one another.

In 2004, The Prince presided over the first British Citizenship Ceremony at Brent Hall in London and welcomed 19 people of 10 different nationalities as citizens of the United Kingdom.

Many of The Prince’s Charities work closely with ethnic communities across the UK. The Prince has specifically encouraged The Prince’s Trust and Business in the Community, two organisations which work closely with disadvantaged younger people, to work hard to develop a close understanding of minority ethnic communities. 

In September 2006, The Prince visited Edgbaston Cricket Ground to launch The Prince’s Trust Cricket Initiative. He met England cricket players Sajid Mahmood, Vikram Solanki and Ashley Giles and discussed how cricket can help unemployed young Asians by getting them involved with The Prince's Trust.

Business in the Community's Race for Opportunity programme exists to convince companies of the sound economic sense of reaching out to different ethnic communities - to find suppliers and consumers, as well as employees.

The Prince has taken business leaders on Seeing is Believing tours around many inner-city areas with high concentrations of residents from different ethnic backgrounds, to show how self-help schemes can tackle high unemployment.

In 1986 The Prince helped establish the Windsor Fellowships, which encourage and support ethnic minority undergraduates and enrich the educational journey of the UK’s diverse population.

The Prince is Patron of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust which was founded in 1982 to help bright young students, from the diverse range of Commonwealth countries, pursue higher education in Cambridge.

The Duchess of Cornwall is President of Ebony Horse Club which helps children living in the inner-city experience horses, animal maintenance and riding for the first time.

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