Amal Clooney, amid her friendship with the Duchess of Sussex, also won the trust of Prince Charles, Meghan Markle’s father-in-law. The British human rights lawyer and wife of former sexiest living actor George Clooney has been asked to participate as an ambassador in the Prince’s Trust International, a youth trust. A role she has accepted.
In her honor, the charity develops the Amal Clooney Award, “to emphasize the work of young women who, contrary to expectations, have made a lasting difference in their community,” said a charity spokesperson.
Why the British royal family and the Clooneys have become so close
First, there is the friendship that has evolved between Amal and the Duchess who went from acquaintances to fast friends a year ago. The Clooneys attended the wedding, Amal Clooney was one of the hosts of the New York baby shower in New York and the two often talk about family, pregnancy, children, fashion and, no doubt, about being married to more famous men then they themselves.
The growing relationship between the two families stems from personal beliefs. Like his wife, George is also an avid advocate for those he thinks are being wronged, among other things. After the death of Prince Harry’s mother in 1997, the former Princess Diana, George condemned the paparazzi. Like Inc. reported,
“This isn’t about me,” Clooney began. “But while I’m sitting in front of my TV listening to gossip journalists and editors who dodge their own responsibility and blame a drunk driver or society or Princess Di, I think it’s some honest that I can do, get up and make a clear, concise statement.
“Princess Di is dead. And who should we see about that? The driver of the car? The paparazzi? Or the magazines and newspapers that buy these photos and get bounty hunters from photographers? “”
He recently defended Meghan Markle about the way the press and paparazzi are also ruthless with her.
“They haunt Meghan Markle everywhere, she is haunted and maligned,” said Clooney. “She’s seven months pregnant, and she’s been chased and slandered and hunted the same way as Diana and history repeats itself.” “
These are words that Prince Harry takes very seriously and he appreciates George that he stands up for his mother and wife.
Why the Prince choose Amal
Because Amal is a Briton and advocates similar topics like Prince Charles, including the improvement of human rights and the fight for social justice, there is little doubt that their lives intersect for her new friendship with Meghan. And the Clooneys are fast becoming part of the circle of the royal family, including Prince Harry, his wife and his father.
It is Prince Charles and Amal’s band for protecting and recognizing young people who brought them together for his charity. De Prins naturally admires Clooney and her work to have received this award in her honor.
The reasoning for the Amal Clooney Award
The first Amal Clooney Award is planned for 2020. Amal is actively seeking applications from women from all over the world, from the age of 11 to 30 years for the prize. Applicants may have been involved in ‘everything from sustainable agricultural plans, to community projects in refugee camps, to reconstruction work in war zones’.
“I am honored that I have been invited by Prince’s Trust International to participate in this global initiative to celebrate young women who are change agents in their communities,” Amal said. “It is a privilege to be able to play a role in a project that draws attention to incredible young women who are the future leaders of our world.”
She is not the first to be honored by the Prince and his trust. Other famous actors and activists are Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Michael Caine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kylie Minogue and more.
It is not yet clear whether the Amal Clooney Award will be an annual prize.