Princes William and Harry remember mother Diana who inspired them to “fight for a better world”

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The appointment was one of the official ones: i Diana Awardsprizes for young people changemaker awarded by the only charity bearing the name of the Princess Diana. The words, however, as always when princes William and Harry talk about their mother, very touching, and this year in particular given that the ceremony that took place as usual on her birthday (July 1st she would have turned 61), took place a few weeks after 25th anniversary of his deathon August 31, 1997.

There is no day in the past two and a half decades that I haven’t thought about the mark it has left – not just about me and my brother – but about all of our lives. I see his legacy in all of you, ”Prince Harry said live on video. “I see his legacy in the Diana Awards community spanning multiple generations. I see his legacy every time I meet families, young people and children from all corners of the world. And I see my mother’s legacy when I look at my children every day “.

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“My mother it instilled in me – and in all of us – the urge to speak out and fight for a better world. Now, as husband and parent, my mother’s voice is even stronger in my life “, continued the Duke of Sussex, thus inaugurating the ceremony that this year awarded 180 young philanthropists between 9 and 25 years old from 29 countries. A celebration strongly linked to the thought of Diana, convinced that young people can change the worldand always supported by her children, who have helped to spread the award and the name of the association that has also been carrying out important educational support programs for years.

Congratulations on receiving the Diana AwardWilliam, Duke of Cambridge said in a letter sent to the winners, underlining their “remarkable and inspiring” stories. “You are part of an inspiring generation of young people who are changing the world. Your stories are extraordinary. Many of you face enormous challenges despite difficult times, yet you are tirelessly breaking down barriers to create a better future for all of us, ”she wrote in her letter.

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You are truly the personification of my mother’s legacy and I know she would be so proud of all of you. I believe there is no better way to celebrate his life and work than to recognize the amazing people who put so much time and effort into helping those around them. “

Last year the celebration was instead in the presence: a Kensington Palace the two brothers, despite the friction, got together to inaugurate the statue in honor of Diana remembering “his love, his strength and his character”.

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Source: Vanity Fair

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