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Prince William pays tribute to late mother Diana's legacy

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Ben Pena | 19 May, 2017, 06:45

Britain's Prince Harry, center right, and Prince William pose for photographers with the award winners during a ceremony for The Diana Award's inaugural Legacy Award, at St James' Palace in London, Thursday, May 18, 201.

Talking about the Diana award he added: "From the award I have learnt so much about her and I feel really honoured to take on that legacy that she has left behind".

The focus on the charity work carried out by Princess Diana has intensified this year with the 20th anniversary of her death coming up in August, giving charities like the Diana Award an opportunity to make sure her work is not forgotten.

"The truth is though, she was taken at only 36, just slightly older than I am today".

The future King poignantly added: "Of course, we can never know what our mother would have gone on to do".

Tessy Ojo, the Diana Award's chief executive, said: "This is a landmark event for the Diana Award as we join the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry in celebrating the legacy of Diana, Princess of Wales in this 20th anniversary year".

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The recipients were chosen for their contribution to society, their courage and bravery, and include an HIV campaigner, young people who are carers, fundraisers, and an anti-bullying ambassador among others. I see every day in my work, as our mother did in hers, that this just simply is not true - these 20 young people are just the tip of the iceberg.

The royal brothers were making their first joint appearance at an event run by the Diana Award, established to promote their mother's belief in the positive power of young people.

The redheaded Prince Harry called Faith "the most impressive redhead in the room". I can only applaud a truly incredible group of young people.

"Our mother once said that if we all play our part in making our children feel valued, the result will be tremendous".

As well as receiving the prestigious prize, the recipients will also be entered into a development programme, which improves skills in leadership, community development, social entrepreneurship and technology. "This result was tremendous". Harry was introduced to Jemima Browning, 16, from Stutton, North Yorkshire, who has dedicated hours of her time to improving the lives of young people with disabilities through swimming, inspired by her brother who has Down's.

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