Princess Eugenie hosts Ed Sheeran, Idris Elba and a choir made of slavery ... trends now

Princess Eugenie hosts Ed Sheeran, Idris Elba and a choir made of slavery ... trends now
Princess Eugenie hosts Ed Sheeran, Idris Elba and a choir made of slavery ... trends now

Princess Eugenie hosts Ed Sheeran, Idris Elba and a choir made of slavery ... trends now

Ed Sheeran and a choir of modern slavery victims take star-billing at tonight's inaugural gala for Princess Eugenie's charity.  

They are to perform at a glitzy fundraiser for The Anti-Slavery Collective, co-founded by the King's niece in 2017 with friend Julia de Boinville.

Other celebrities including Idris Elba and James Blunt will join Eugenie, her husband Jack Brooksbank, mother Duchess of York, cousin Zara Tindall  and former Prime Minister Theresa May.

Speaking ahead of the event at Battersea Arts Centre Eugenie, 33, praised Sheeran for his involvement, saying:

‘It’s the most insane thing. Ed is game changer and an entertainer of a generation, so I’m absolutely lost of words that he’s coming.

Princess Eugenie speaks about her work as the director of the Anti-Slavery Collective. She is to host a glittering gala this evening

Princess Eugenie speaks about her work as the director of the Anti-Slavery Collective. She is to host a glittering gala this evening

Star turn will be Ed Sheeran, who will perform alongside a choir comprising former victims of modern slavery

Star turn will be Ed Sheeran, who will perform alongside a choir comprising former victims of modern slavery

Princess Eugenie with husband Jack Brooksbank, who will also be at  the London gala

Princess Eugenie with husband Jack Brooksbank, who will also be at  the London gala

‘He’s also one of the nicest people so I’m truly honoured and very grateful to have him there and help us on The Anti-Slavery Collective’s mission.’

Eugenie, the second child of the Duke and Duchess of York, said she had been motivated to set up the charity, which aims to end modern slavery by the humanitarian work of her mother, Sarah Ferguson 

‘My mum does a lot of charity work and always raised my sister and I to give back,’ Princess Eugenie said.

The Royal, who now lives in Portugal with her husband Jack Brooksbank and their two sons, said that a trip to Calcutta with her mother and Julia in 2012 had sown the seeds for the

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