The 36-year-old Duke of Sussex made a surprise video address for a ceremony honoring the latest recipients of the Diana Award, which acknowledges their humanitarian work and community action.
The charity is set to up reflect Princess Diana‘s commitment to humanitarianism and her belief that young people can change the world, with the 2021 ceremony coinciding with her 60th birthday.
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“I’m truly honored to be celebrating your work, your commitment to change making and the vital role that you’ve taken on representing a new generation of humanitarianism,” Harry said in the video.
“Later this week, my brother and I are recognizing what would have been our mum’s 60th birthday,” he continued, “and she would be so proud of you all for living authentic life with purpose and with compassion for others.”
“Our mum believed that young people have the power to change the world. She believed in your strength because she saw it day in and day out and in the faces of young people exactly like you, she witnessed a boundless enthusiasm and passion,” he said.
He also said of wife Meghan Markle: “Meg and I fundamentally believe that our world is at the cusp of change, real change for the good of all.”
Harry went on to congratulate the 2021 Diana Award recipients, adding: “Never be afraid to do what’s right. Stand up for what you believe in and trust that when you live by truth and in service to others, people will see that just as they did with my mum.”
You can see all the recipients at the Diana Award’s website.
Prince Harry is set to appear at an unveiling of a statue he and his brother Prince William commissioned of their mother on Thursday (July 1).