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Prince William to join Phil Collins and Ellie Goulding at star-studded charity party

Sharnaz Shahid

The Duke of Cambridge will attend Centrepoint at the Palace, a star-studded fundraising event in the grounds of Kensington Palace, which will take place on 10th November.

The charity's second annual Centrepoint Awards will be hosted by ambassador Jonathan Ross and will feature performances from multi-Grammy-award-winner Phil Collins, Ellie Goulding, Craig David and Dirty Vegas.

During the event Prince William will attend a private reception, where he will meet a selection of Centrepoint supporters and young people. At the dinner, The Duke will deliver a short speech about the charity's work and present the Centrepoint Awards to young people helped by the charity.

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Prince William will attend Centrepoint at the Palace next month

Speaking about the upcoming event, Phil Collins said: "30 years ago I wrote Another Day in Paradise in response to the shocking number of people sleeping on the streets.

"It’s just depressing to think that the number of young people finding themselves rough sleeping, with all the terror and danger that brings, has more than doubled over the last five years. I'm delighted to be performing in support of Centrepoint and their amazing work in helping homeless young people."

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Phil Collins will take to stage to perform at the charity fundraiser

Centrepoint hopes to raise £1 million from the event. All of the money raised will continue to provide homeless young people with not only a safe place to stay, but also vital help in tackling health problems and support in accessing education or work.

Richard Utting, Event Director at Centrepoint, added: "Phil Collins is a true music legend so it's fantastic to have him on a bill of seriously talented performers for Centrepoint at the Palace - an unmissable evening’s entertainment for a hugely important cause. We need to make sure homeless young people continue to get the support they deserve and the opportunities they need to build a future for themselves."

For more information about Centrepoint, please visit www.centrepoint.org.uk