Shooting Star Chase Vice-president Tony Hadley met Her Majesty The Queen at a Buckingham Palace function celebrating the charity work of the Earl and Countess of Wessex.

Held to honour the charitable work of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, a select number of organisations associated with the royal duo were invited to the prestigious event.

Representing Shooting Star Chase, the Spandau Ballet front-man talked about the work of the charity and his role.

HRH The Countess of Wessex is the royal patron of Shooting Star Chase and officially opened our Guildford hospice, Christopher’s, in 2002.

Tony Hadley, Vice-President for Shooting Star Chase, said: “It was a great honour in my role as Vice-President for Shooting Star Chase to be invited to Buckingham Palace by HM The Queen.

“It was a privilege to be presented to Her Majesty and acknowledge and celebrate the wonderful work of our Royal Patron HRH The Countess of Wessex.”

Karen Sugarman, Director of Fundraising at Shooting Star Chase, said: “It was an incredible privilege for Shooting Star Chase to be recognised by Her Majesty and our hard-working Royal Patron HRH The Countess of Wessex at such a magnificent and most memorable evening.

“And we are very proud of our Vice-President Tony Hadley, who represented Shooting Star Chase at Buckingham Palace and had the opportunity to tell Her Majesty more about our charity.”