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TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to attend Winter Whites Gala at the Royal Albert Hall 

13 November, 2012

13th November 2012


TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the star-studded Winter Whites Gala, which will be held on behalf of Prince William's patron charity Centrepoint at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday night, 8th December.

The Duke of Cambridge has been the charity’s patron since 2005, continuing his late mother Princess Diana’s work, and proceeds from the night will be donated to Centrepoint to further its work in supporting homeless 16-25 year-olds in the UK.

The Winter Whites Gala will see the Royal Albert Hall, a UK charity itself and host of the Statoil Masters Tennis 5th-9th December, transformed into an enchanted Winter Wonderland, featuring some of the biggest names in sport and entertainment.

Tennis greats John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, Boris Becker, Ivan Lendl and Chris Evert have all confirmed their attendance. McEnroe will play a match, with Lendl, Borg, Becker and Evert in attendance to lend their support. Goran Ivanisevic and Tim Henman, who featured in one of the most memorable Wimbledon semifinals in 2001, will meet in singles action.

The Winter Whites Gala has been created and will be produced by award-winning Hollywood Screenwriter/Producer, Danielle Alexandra and is presented by Danielle Alexandra Productions in partnership with IMG, the global sports, fashion and media company who own the Statoil Masters Tennis. Together with Centrepoint, they are committed to the support of ending youth homelessness.
VIP ticket-holders to the gala evening will mix with film stars, celebrities and some of the greatest tennis champions of all-time on the white carpet and at a champagne reception, before enjoying an exclusive private dinner in the Gallery, decorated as a magical winter crystal palace. VIP guests will then take their seats in their own private hospitality box to watch a brilliant show featuring a singles tournament match followed by exhibition doubles and the presentation of the Centrepoint Premier Award for Contribution to the Lives of Youth Across the World.

Founded in 1969, Centrepoint has helped more than 75,000 homeless young people and is dedicated to ending youth homelessness. As a UK charity, the Royal Albert Hall looks to align itself with other charitable organisations to help achieve their aims.

In 2009, Prince William slept on the streets of London with Centrepoint CEO, Seyi Obakin, to deepen his understanding of homelessness.

VIP Gala Dinner tickets for the Winter Whites Gala Evening are available. To book or for more information, please go to or call one of our event specialists on 020 8233 5854. Alternatively, visit the Royal Albert Hall website or call 020 7589 8212. Further details about media arrangements for the event will be announced closer to the date.

Media Contacts

Jaye Allen, Media Director, Winter Whites Gala,; +44 (0)20 3205 8441, (001)310-395-0400 Los Angeles, mobile:  +44 (0)75 9552 0320

David Law, Media Director, Statoil Masters Tennis:;
+44 (0)77 6418 6090

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