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Amal Clooney and Prince Charles Launch a New Award Honoring Female Empowerment

Naturally, it's called the Amal Clooney Award.
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Amal Clooney is one of the Duchess of Sussex's closest friends, as evidenced by her attendance at the royal's intimate baby shower in New York City a few weeks ago. But Clooney is also developing close professional ties to Meghan's father-in-law. Now, the internationally acclaimed human rights attorney is teaming up Prince Charles on a new award celebrating female empowerment.

This week, Charles's charity the Prince's Trust International, which works to support young people, launched the appropriately named "Amal Clooney Award," an honor which will "highlight the work of young women who have succeeded against the odds to make a lasting difference in their communities." Specifically, the award will go to a young woman between the ages of 11 and 30, and Clooney herself will select the winner, presenting her with the prize in 2020.

"I am honored to have been invited by Prince’s Trust International to participate in this global initiative celebrating young women who are change-makers in their communities," Clooney said in a statement. "It is a privilege to be able to play a part in a project that will draw attention to incredible young women who are the future leaders of our world."

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At this point, it's unclear if the new award will be given annually.

Just last week, Clooney and her movie star husband George attended a dinner in honor of the Prince's Trust at Buckingham Palace, and were spotted mingling with the heir apparent to the British throne. According to the Daily Mail, Prince Charles is said to find Clooney and her work "deeply impressive."

*This article originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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