Prince William
Prince William attends the 100 Women in Hedge Funds gala dinner in aid of SkillForce at Middle Temple, London Stuart C Wilson/ PA

His brother Prince Harry has made headlines across the world this week after releasing an explosive statement regarding the "harassment" and racial abuse his girlfriend Meghan Markle has suffered from the press. But Prince William is due to attend fundraising event and awards evening in aid of Centrepoint, with a little help from one of Harry's rumoured ex's.

Kensington Palace have also announced that Harry will be making a public appearance on Thursday (10 November) and early next week.

The Duke of Cambridge – who is patron of the charity which supports rough sleepers – will attend the event in the grounds of Kensington Palace on Thursday evening (10 November). Tickets are now sold out.

Centrepoint provides the homeless with a place to sleep and tackles their health, education and work issues. The event aims to raise approximately one million pounds and will see globally-renowned singers Phil Collins and Ellie Goulding perform.

It was reported back in July that Harry and the blonde-haired singer were spotted kissing "under a blanket" at an Audi Polo Challenge. It was also claimed that the pair had been exchanging "flirty" text messages as Harry was said to have gushed about the dalliance to his friends.

The event will be hosted by Centrepoint ambassador, television presenter Jonathan Ross, as the evening will lead into the second annual Centrepoint Awards which celebrates the success of young people who have experienced homelessness.

A special guest will receive the Centrepoint Youth Inspiration Award – and it is expected to be a celebrity as previous winners include Jon Bon Jovi and Novak Djokovic. Craig David and Dirty Vegas will also take to the stage.

Prince Harry and Ellie Goulding
Prince Harry and Ellie Goulding spotted together at the Invictus Games Getty

William will deliver a short speech during the dinner regarding the charity's work and will present the Centrepoint Awards after meeting a selection of Centrepoint supporters and youngsters at a private reception.

Ahead of the concert, the father of two will pay a visit to Willesden New Cemetery in north-west London to learn about the work of Living Memory – a Commonwealth War Graves Commission initiative. In his role as president of Fields Trust, he will later visit Kensington Memorial Park to officially mark the dedication of the park by the local authority to the Centenary Fields programme.

Centenary Fields was launched by the 34-year-old prince in 2014 in partnership with the Royal British Legion. It commemorates those who lost their lives during the First World War as it secures and protects outdoor recreational space in perpetuity for future generations.

Meanwhile, Kensington Palace released a statement on Wednesday evening (9 November) claiming that Prince Harry will "visit sexual health charity NAZ on 15 November, continuing work to focus his generation on the fight against HIV & AIDS."

It was also announced that the prince will be joined by his grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, at the Poppy Legion Field of Remembrance in London on Thursday (10 November) to "honour the fallen".

This will be the first public engagement Harry has conducted since news of his romance with Suits actress Meghan Markle broke to press last week. On Tuesday (8 November), the 32-year-old shocked the world by releasing a strongly-worded statement via Kensington Palace in regards to the media storm surrounding his new relationship.

The public letter read: "Some of this has been very public – the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments." See the full statement here.