George and Amal Clooney have joined a host of British talent for the 19th annual Prince’s Trust Awards.
The Hollywood power couple were pictured on the carpet of the event at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, which was hosted by Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly.
The annual Prince’s Trust Awards recognise young people who have succeeded against the odds, improved their chances in life and had a positive impact on their local community.
Ryder, who was heavily involved in the recent Eurovision celebrations in Liverpool, said he had “nothing but respect” for those who had overcome “tribulations and challenges” in life.
“I had a dream of a career in music since I was about 14 years old… it took a long time and the only thing that I can attribute that is just never giving up.
“You have this feeling and this fire inside of your heart that you want to share music for no other reason but a connection with total strangers and to enrich your life in that way.
“So I’ve got nothing but respect for people who have that same spirit and same vigour.”
He added: “Whatever life throws at them, whatever failures, tribulations and challenges, they will never cease in this search to share light.”
“I just love what the Prince’s Trust stands for (and)… I’m excited to see and hear the stories of the young people involved, so I’m just here to contribute all of my support and energy,” he told PA.
“When you see someone who has defeated the odds, that’s inspirational all round.
“The support that the Prince’s Trust offers – I just think it’s an amazing thing.”
Also in attendance at Monday’s event were US actor Stanley Tucci, presenter Fearne Cotton and England football manager Gareth Southgate.