Troubled teen Charlotte Church is taking on a massive responsibility - the opera singer's now in charge of her own business affairs.

The young star has taken over running her own company CHARLOTTE CHURCH LTD, after her mother, MARIA, and step-dad, James, resigned from the board.

They believe that Charlotte, after a series of rows over her personal life, should have her own say in the way the $20 million (GBP16 million) business is run.

Mum Maria says, "We sat down with Charlotte and discussed it. We decided it was best for her to run her own affairs with the other trustees.

"She's 17 not 12, and it's time me and James were doing our own thing now."