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Prince Harry appears in new video on emotional day for family

Both Prince Harry and his brother Prince William support the Diana Award, the only charity that carries their mother’s name. The award was established in 1999 in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, and her belief that young people have the power to change the future.

The charity, which runs anti-bullying and mentoring programmes, also rewards young people who carry out inspiring work.

Each year, thousands of young people are nominated by individuals and their communities to highlight their selfless acts.

In the touching video, Harry said: “This is a special year, and one where I hope we take extra time, to not just remember how she lived but to reflect on the life she continues to lead through so many, including the young changemakers with us today.

“My mother instilled in me, and in all of us, the drive to speak up and fight for a better world and now as a husband and a parent my mother’s voice is even stronger in my life.

“All of you have kept her voice alive, by showing the world how each small action counts, how kindness is still valued and how our world can be better if we chose to make it so.”

Prince Harry’s brother, Prince William, also praised the young winners.

He said: “Congratulations on receiving the Diana Award today! You are part of an inspirational generation of young people who are changing the world through your actions, and I hugely admire your efforts.

“Your stories are remarkable. Many of you face huge challenges in the face of difficult times, yet you are tirelessly breaking down barriers to create a better future for us all.”

He added: “Thank you for your compassion, bravery and absolute determination.

Among the UK winners was Mya-Rose Craig, also known as Birdgirl. The 20-year-old ornithologist and campaigner for equal rights, from Bristol, created Black2Nature to run nature camps for black and minority ethnic children.

Kieran Woodall, 17, who has volunteered over 800 hours in his local Covid vaccination centre in Driffield – the most by an under-18 in the country, was also made one of this year’s recipients.

And 18-year-old Nina Andersen, from London, who set up a non-profit community project when she was just 16 years old. ‘Community Senior Letters’ matches primary schools with care homes, providing elderly residents with a form of human connection to ease feelings of isolation and loneliness exacerbated by the pandemic.



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