Katy Perry received the royal treatment Tuesday (Feb. 4) for her philanthropic efforts after His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales announced her as an ambassador of the British Asian Trust's Children's Protection Fund for India.
Alongside the Royal Founding Patron of the British Asian Trust and accompanied by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles attended a lavish gala reception as part of the charity's annual dinner at Banqueting House in London. Indian philanthropist Natasha Poonawalla also earned recognition for her multimillion-pound pledge in support of the Children's Protection Fund.
"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," Perry said in a press statement. "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."