On the occasion of the presentation of the Diana Award, Prince Harry paid tribute this June 28 to his mother, Lady Di, in a moving video.
The only charity named after the Princess of Wales, the Diana Award is given annually to young people aged 9 to 25 who are involved in inspiring humanitarian or social projects. The 2022 edition of the prize, awarded since 1999, also marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, who died on August 31, 1997. The opportunity for Prince Harry to salute the memory of his mother. In a surprise video message quoted by the Daily Express and broadcast during the award ceremony on June 28, the Duke of Sussex first congratulated the young laureates and said he was “honored” to celebrate the “commitment to change” of this “new generation of humanitarians.
Later this week, my brother and I will celebrate what would have been our mother’s 61st birthday, and she would be so proud of all of you who are living authentic lives of purpose and compassion for others,” he said. And the latter recalled, on his behalf, the involvement of Diana Spencer in many causes: “There is not a day in the last two and a half decades that I have not thought about the mark she left, not only on me and my brother, but on all our lives. A “legacy”, which according to the youngest of Prince William “extends over several generations”.
Prince Harry quotes his wife Meghan Markle
Inspiring words that the young father was quick to link to his own experience. Coupled with the American actress Meghan Markle, the Duke of Sussex, who now resides in the United States, does not fail to show himself involved in various humanitarian actions. So much so that in 2020, the couple created their own foundation named “Archewell”, after the name of their eldest son, Archie. “Meg and I fundamentally believe that our world is on the cusp of change, real change for the good of all,” he thus added.
Away from the packaged activities of the British Crown, from which they have stayed away since 2020, the Sussexes have been keen to chart their own course. In April, they returned to the United Kingdom to attend the Invictus Games. This multi-sport competition created by Prince Harry in 2014 has soldiers and war veterans with disabilities compete as athletes. A cause dear to the son of the Princess of Wales, who, as a British Air Force officer, received his “wings” from the Army Air Corps in 2010. The Prince and his wife will also be the subject of a Netflix documentary, directed by filmmaker Liz Garbus around their new life across the Atlantic. The opportunity for the couple to highlight their personal commitments and convictions.
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