A Berlin auction to help kids in need will benefit from the sale of the "Bad" manuscript
In his first solo foray into the limelight, Michael Jackson’s eldest son, Prince Michael, will be in Berlin for a Nov. 10 auction in support of a cause dear to his late father’s heart: helping disadvantaged kids.
The 14-year-old will be there for the sale of his dad’s handwritten composition of the hit “Bad.” All proceeds from the auction will go to the Tribute to Bambi foundation, which supports organizations in Germany that aid needy children.
“Prince Michael Jackson will walk the red carpet and present the manuscript on stage surrounded by children,” a spokesperson for the event tells PEOPLE.
The teen is expected to arrive with an entourage but without relatives. “He won’t be traveling alone,” says a source close to the event, “but he won’t have any family members with him.”
In 2002, when he was 5, Prince Michael visited Berlin with his father, sister Paris and brother Blanket for the same event. (Staying at the Adlon Hotel on that occasion, Michael memorably dangled baby Blanket over the balcony before adoring fans.)
In previous auctions for the charity, Michael’s glittery jacket and an autographed guitar went on the block, in in 2002 and 2009, respectively.
Those wishing to bid on the “Bad” manuscript may do so online between now and Nov. 10, at United Charity.
Asked to predict how much the manuscript might fetch, a spokeswoman laughed and said, “Hopefully, a whole lot!”