Naomi Campbell has said she will work to “uplift the next generation” as she was unveiled as the first global ambassador of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.
The role will see the supermodel “champion the impact” the trust has on young people and raise the profile of the charity’s “ambitious” fundraising campaign, the trust said.
Campbell, 51, was unveiled as the trust’s global ambassador at an event on Thursday at the start of London Fashion Week.
Speaking at the event, Campbell said:
Campbell said young people are “leading our future and they are going to help change the world, and we need to help them”.
The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, which was launched in 2018, works to champion, fund and connect young leaders around the world who are driving positive social change, serving their communities and providing hope, work and self employment opportunities for others.
The trust has launched its QCT Platinum Jubilee Fund for Young Leaders to mark the Queen’s platinum jubilee.
The initiative aims to raise funds to support entrepreneurs around the world aged between 18 and 35.
Christopher Kelly, CEO of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, said the organisation is “delighted” Campbell has taken on the role.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were removed as president and vice-president of the Trust following their decision last year to ‘step back’ as senior royals.