Amal Clooney launches her own award in partnership with Prince’s Trust

Amal Clooney launches her own award in partnership with Prince’s Trust

Amal Clooney will launch her own award to celebrate young inspirational women, Prince's Trust International announced. Prince Charles offered Mrs Cloo

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Amal Clooney will launch her own award to celebrate young inspirational women, Prince’s Trust International announced.

Prince Charles offered Mrs Clooney an ambassadorial role within his charity, Prince’s Trust International, where she is expected to launch the Amal Clooney Award. 

The prominent human rights lawyer, who married George Clooney in 2014, will launch the prize that is open to inspirational women aged between 11 to 30.

The couple, who are close friends with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will cement their relationship with the royal family further this week as Mrs Clooney becomes an ambassador to the Prince’s Trust. 

Amal and George Clooney shared a joke with Prince Charles during a dinner at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. The Prince is said to find Amal 'deeply impressive'

Amal and George Clooney shared a joke with Prince Charles during a dinner at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. The Prince is said to find Amal 'deeply impressive'

Amal and George Clooney shared a joke with Prince Charles during a dinner at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. The Prince is said to find Amal ‘deeply impressive’

And women ‘who have succeeded against the odds to make a difference in their communities’ are encouraged to put their names forward for her award.

Charles, who dined with the human rights barrister and her husband George, 57, at Buckingham Palace last Tuesday, is said to find Amal, 41, ‘deeply impressive’. 

The first recipient of the prize will receive their award in 2020.

Amal Clooney said: ‘I am honoured to have been invited by Prince’s Trust International to participate in this global initiative celebrating young women who are change-makers in their communities. 

‘It is a privilege to be able to play a part in a project that will draw attention to incredible young women who are the future leaders of our world.’

The couple were joined by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Luke Evans, Tamsin Egerton, Josh Hartnett and Benedict Cumberbatch at the dinner to celebrate The Prince's Trust

The couple were joined by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Luke Evans, Tamsin Egerton, Josh Hartnett and Benedict Cumberbatch at the dinner to celebrate The Prince's Trust

The couple were joined by Chiwetel Ejiofor, Luke Evans, Tamsin Egerton, Josh Hartnett and Benedict Cumberbatch at the dinner to celebrate The Prince’s Trust

Amal Clooney is a barrister who specialises in public international law, international criminal law and human rights. 

Ranked as one of the top lawyers in the UK in her field she has previously served as a senior adviser to Kofi Annan when he was the UN’s Envoy on Syria.  

Any women working in ‘anything from sustainable farming schemes to community projects in refugee camps, to work rebuilding war zones’ are encouraged to apply. 

Amal Clooney is a barrister who specialises in public international law, international criminal law and human rights

Amal Clooney is a barrister who specialises in public international law, international criminal law and human rights

Amal Clooney is a barrister who specialises in public international law, international criminal law and human rights

Group Chief Executive of The Prince’s Trust, Dame Martina Milburn DCVO CBE, says: ‘Through the work of the Prince’s Trust Group around the world, we see every day the struggles and the triumphs of women everywhere. 

‘We are delighted to be working with Amal to shine a light on their passion and celebrate unsung female heroes everywhere. 

‘There is so much we can achieve together to help young people, and their communities, all over the world.’ 

The Prince’s Trust was founded in 1976 by Prince Charles to help vulnerable youths aged between 11 to 30 get their lives back on track. 

Applications for the Amal Clooney Award are open to women or for others to nominate women until December 31, 2019.

Nominees will be judge on how inspirational, impactful, sustainable, and life-changing their actions have been.    

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