Prince William will attend the Pride of Britain Awards.

Prince William

Prince William

Kensington Palace has confirmed the Duke of Cambridge will appear at the ceremony on October 30 at Grosvenor House in London's Park Lane, where he will present a hat-trick of accolades, the Emergency Services award, and two Special Recognition prizes.

A tweet on the official Kensington Palace Twitter account read: "The Duke of Cambridge will attend @PrideOfBritain Awards on Monday 30th October.

"HRH will meet some of this year's @PrideofBritain Award winners and present the Emergency Services and two Special Recognition Awards. (sic)"

TV presenter Carol Vorderman will host the event, and she is "delighted" that William - who served as an air ambulance pilot for two years - will be attending the ceremony.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I'm delighted Prince William will join us. He certainly knows the challenges paramedics face on a daily basis."

It's the first time William will attend the Pride of Britain Awards, following in the footsteps of his father, Prince Charles, who previously admitted the event's winners make him "proud to be British".

He said: "Good deeds, selfless acts and inspirational stories all too often go unseen and it is incredibly humbling to see the sheer determination and incredible journeys of these heroes.

"The Pride of Britain Awards remind us of the compassion, decency and courage which still exists in every corner of the land.

"It is a wonderful way to celebrate those who make us proud to be British.

"Prince Charles launched the Prince's Trust Young Achiever of The Year category at Pride of Britain 2001 and has kindly supported and been involved with the Awards every year since."