The award ceremony of the 2007 Pearl Awards was held at Royal Festival Theatre on 1 Nov. The Pearl Awards, inaugurated in 2004, is the first award to celebrate the archievement and recognise the work of Chinese community in the UK.

From Pearl Foundation:

When Jackie Chan was electronically beamed across the wonderfully cavernous auditorium that is the Royal Festival Hall, a wave of palpable excitement rippled through the air. “I am sorry I am not in London as I am filming in China, but I am so happy to be associated with the Pearl Awards,” the internationally popular actor began. His eyes twinkled at the end of his message as he addressed HRH The Prince of Wales, “If you ever want to learn kung fu, give me a call, and I’ll come straightaway!” We cheered and clapped our approval, and so did the Prince.

That reflected the delirious mood of the evening. This was the Pearl Awards’ most high profile outing since its inception four years ago by its charismatic founder, William Ong.

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