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LIONEL RICHIE has been appointed as the new global ambassador for Prince Charles’ youth charity.

The news was revealed at the Coral Reef Club on Tuesday, when bosses at the Prince’s Trust shared how the prolific composer and singer will serve as chairman of their Global Ambassador Group, tasked with tackling issues such as international youth unemployment and education, with a particular focus on Africa.

The performer met Barbados' Prime Minister <strong>Mia Amor Mottley</strong> in addition to the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, at the West Coast resort yesterday, their presence was part of a Caribbean tour of a number of Commonwealth nations.

The performer met Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley in addition to the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, at the West Coast resort yesterday, their presence was part of a Caribbean tour of a number of Commonwealth nations.

Charles’ last official visit to Barbados was almost 50 years ago.

The Prince’s Trust was founded in 1976 to help disadvantaged young Brits, and now Charles plans to take his philanthropy global with an international arm.

Lionel joins a long list of stars associated with the charity in an official capacity. Last week ,George and Amal Clooney, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, and Josh Hartnett, among others, attended a Buckingham Palace bash celebrating the Prince’s Trust International organisation.

As part of the initiative, it was announced human rights lawyer Amal will have an award celebrating the achievements of young women who help their communities thrive in troubled times named after her.

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