Cheryl Cole and Prince Charles duet

23 February 2011, 07:56 | Updated: 23 February 2011, 08:11

Cheryl Cole is teaming up with Prince Charles to help youngsters in the North-East.

The X-Factor star is launching a charitable foundation in aid of the Prince's Trust and met the Prince of Wales at Clarence House to discuss plans to start the project in April.

It'll help disadvantaged young people start up their own businesses in Newcastle and surrounding areas.

Cheryl told the Press Association, "Too many young people grow up thinking no-one cares and don't believe they can make anything of themselves.

"They have so much potential - but can go off the rails without the right care and support. I want my Foundation to help them realise their potential and get their lives on track.

"I have always been a great admirer of the work of the Prince's Trust with disadvantaged young people across the UK. It's the perfect charity for my Foundation to support."

Charles is President of the trust which helps youngsters into jobs, education and training.

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