Singer Yusuf Islam has praised Prince Charles after the British royal expressed his desire to help the relief effort in Pakistan in the wake of Saturday's (08OCT05) earthquake.

The musician, who recorded under the name CAT STEVENS before he became a Muslim in 1977, met Charles during an official visit to a Islamic community centre in London.

Islam says, "It's a wonderful gesture for (the Prince) to come. These kinds of situations do bring people together."