The Diana Awards ceremony was highlighted by a special video message from Prince Harry!
What did Prince Harry say at the Diana Awards 2021?
Prince Harry addressed the recipients and viewers via a video message presented during the Diana Awards. He mentioned Meg, his mum Diana and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read on to see what Harry said:
“Hello everyone, and welcome to this year’s Diana Awards.
I’d like to start by acknowledging and celebrating the incredible young people joining us today. And wherever you are right now, I want to thank you for being part of this important moment and for being such a valuable asset to your community.
I’m truly honored to be celebrating your work, your commitment to change making and the vital role that you’ve taken on representing a new generation of humanitarianism.
Later this week, my brother and I are recognizing what would have been our mum’s sixtieth birthday, and she would be so proud of you all for living authentic life with purpose and with compassion for others. Our mum believed that young people have the power to change the world. She believed in your strength because she saw it day in and day out and in the faces of young people exactly like you, she witnessed a boundless enthusiasm and passion. And I too see those same values shine through as it has done for 21 years now.
The Diana Award carries her legacy forward by putting young people at the centre of our future. And this has never been more important. And Meg and I fundamentally believe that our world is at the cusp of change, real change for the good of all. But the question before us is what that change will look like.
The covid-19 crisis exposed severe inequities and imbalances around the world.We saw the disproportionate effect of this pandemic on communities of color, on women, on underserved communities and on less wealthy countries. We’ve seen and unless we take swift action, we will continue to see a disparity in our humanitarian and moral obligation to vaccinate the world.
There is great need for young leadership and there is no greater time to be a young leader.I believe in you.We believe in you. And that belief in your own ability to change the world in doing the right thing is what makes you a force to be reckoned with.
To all the 2021 Diana Award recipients thank you for inspiring us with your brilliance, your determination and your compassion, your actions hold the potential to leave a life changing impact. You are putting the ‘do’s’ behind the ‘say’s’, and this is the personification of our mother’s legacy.
To everyone else watching. I’m hopeful that today’s Award recipients have inspired you to be part of a future where humanity is cherished, where our communities are supported and uplifted, and where we are considerate and compassionate to each other, both online and off.
Never be afraid to do what’s right. Stand up for what you believe in and trust that, when you live by truth and in service to others, people will see that, just as they did with my mum.”
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