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The Duke of Sussex told young people they could “create positive change” as he greeted recipients of the Diana Award, created in honor of his late mother. The Diana Award was created to promote her belief that young people have the ability to change the world for the better.

He said: “We know that our young people face unique challenges to their mental health and well-being, increasing social and economic barriers and a world consumed by disagreement, conflict and anger.

“But we must listen to you and we must empower you, because you are our only way out of the mess.”

The Duke launched the virtual prize by telling young people they were “changers” who could keep the voice of the Princess of Wales “alive”.

Prince William, who also attended the event, praised the 180 young people from around the world.

The Duke of Cambridge said they were the “personification of my mother’s legacy”.

The ceremony took place on what would have been her 61st birthday on July 1.
There are three main initiatives, including a mentoring program for at-risk youth, a campaign for anti-bullying ambassadors and the Diana Award itself.

The award recognizes the social action or humanitarian work of young people under the age of 25 around the world.

The Duke of Sussex added that he saw his mother’s “legacy” in the prize winners, as well as in his own family.

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“My mother instilled in me, and all of us, a drive to speak up and fight for a better world and now, as a husband and parent, my mother’s voice is even stronger in my life.

“You all kept her voice alive by showing the world how every little action counts, how kindness is still valued and how our world can be a better place if we choose to make it that way.”

In a written tribute, the Duke of Cambridge said the participants had overcome “challenges” and that their stories were “remarkable”.

He said: “Your stories are remarkable.

“Many of you face tremendous challenges in difficult times, yet you tirelessly break through barriers to create a better future for all of us.

“Thank you for your compassion, courage and absolute determination.

“You really are the personification of my mother’s legacy and I know she would be so proud of all of you.”

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