The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge will host a number of acts in the name of charity
Jon Bon Jovi and James Blunt are also scheduled to perform during the Winter Whites Gala – to benefit homelessness charity Centrepoint, which William works closely with – at Kensington Palace on Nov. 26.
Bon Jovi will also be honored with the Centrepoint Great Britain Youth Inspiration Award, that recognizes the rocker’s humanitarian work as founder of the Soul Foundation, which aids families and individuals in economic despair.
The evening has been produced by Hollywood screenwriter and producer Danielle Alexandra, a trustee of the charity. She says she has seen how young lives “have been transformed by the extraordinary work of Centrepoint and by Prince William s genuine and heartfelt dedication to the young people affected by homelessness. With 80,000 young people experiencing homelessness in the UK every year, there is still much work to do.”
At the gala, guests (including young people from Centrepoint) will have a private reception and formal dinner, before taking their places in a Doctor Zhivago-themed marquee for the concert at the Palace.
Other acts so far confirmed on the bill include singer-songwriter Eliza Doolittle, classical violinist Charlie Siem, and street dance troupe Flawless (which won Britain’s Got Talent in 2009).