A Message from HRH The Prince of Wales to Young People in the Commonwealth

As the Founder and President of the Prince’s Trust International, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales recognised the “potentially devastating’’ impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people’s futures. Moreover, HRH’s message comes after reports from the International Labour Organization (ILO) in May indicating that every 1 in 6 young people globally are now unemployed as a result of the effects of COVID-19.

In his message HRH The Prince of Wales says:
“In times of economic hardship it is often young people who are hardest hit and we know that many under twenty-fives work in sectors such as hospitality and tourism, which have borne the brunt of this crisis.”

“Now, with increasing urgency, we need to do more to help young people through and beyond this global crisis.”