St James’s Palace, London

18th May, 2017

News Release: 11 April 2017

Thursday 18th May, 2017 The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will present a new award, on behalf of the Diana Award, which honours the legacy of their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. The ceremony will be held at St James’s Palace, where twenty exceptional young people from across the world will be recognised for their qualities of kindness, compassion and service.

The Diana Award was set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, and her belief that young people have the power to change the world. The charity, which runs anti-bullying and mentoring programmes, is unique as it also rewards young people who carry out inspiring work without expectation of reward.

Each year thousands of young people are nominated by individuals and their communities to highlight these selfless acts. Those awarded will have demonstrated, in the most exceptional way, qualities of kindness, compassion and service, and Their Royal Highnesses will meet with the winners to hear each of their stories.

As well as receiving The Legacy Award, recipients will have access to a unique development programme which will provide them with the opportunity to enhance their skills in four key areas; leadership, community development, social entrepreneurship and technology for good.

Tessy Ojo, Chief Executive for The Diana Award says, “Princess Diana is widely remembered for her values of compassion, kindness and service to others, irrespective of their culture, race or background.  

Twenty years on, we are delighted that both her sons – The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry – will be presenting this unique and prestigious Legacy Award to our future leaders at St James’s Palace in London on 18 May.

The Diana Award is the longest running award for young people that is given through a retrospective nomination process only.  We believe this is special as young people demonstrate their suitability through their actions, without expectation of reward.”  

For more information on The Diana Award please visit: www.diana-award.org.uk

Social media: Twitter: @kensingtonroyal @DianaAward / Instagram: KensingtonRoyal DianaAward / Facebook: facebook.com/TheBritishMonarchy facebook.com/thedianaaward

Our mission is to inspire and recognise social action in young people.

© 2016 The Diana Award. The Diana Award is a registered charity (1117288 / SC0141915) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales number 5739137.


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