William to meet Commonwealth business and youth forums

The Duke of Cambridge will meet young people from the Commonwealth when he attends a joint session of the institution's business and youth forums.

Senior members of the royal family are involved in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London which will see leaders from across the globe take part in a two-day summit.

In the run-up to the start of the talks on Thursday forums are being staged where issues from gender politics to the environment are being discussed.

William will make an opening speech at the roundtable meeting of the business and youth forums addressing representatives from across the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAYE) network facilitated by the Commonwealth Youth Forum.

Charles and Camilla will attend the Commonwealth Big Lunch (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)
Charles and Camilla will attend the Commonwealth Big Lunch (Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA)

The session, at the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre in central London, includes philanthropists who will talk about the role they can play in supporting new entrepreneurship, and investing in the next generation.

The session will explore what the Commonwealth can do to encourage, empower and connect entrepreneurs across the network.

During the day the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will attend the Commonwealth Big Lunch at the conference centre.

Charles will also meet civil society representatives from the People's Forum and join representatives from the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network and selected Youth Forum delegates for a roundtable discussion on the work of young people in the Commonwealth.

The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Charles Bowman, will host representatives from all 53 Commonwealth nations at a banquet at Guildhall on Tuesday evening.

Chancellor Philip Hammond is among the speakers at the event which will also be attended by senior City, business and charity representatives.

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