Prince William Speaks Out in Honor of His Late Mom, Princess Diana, for New Charity Initiative

Prince William is honoring his mother, Princess Diana, once again.

To coincide with the International Day of Youth, the Duke of Cambridge has written a very special foreword for The Diana Award’s latest project, Future Forward. Per the charity’s website, the initiative sets out to empower young people to make positive changes over the next five years and focuses on “challenging systemic inequalities which prevent young people unlocking their full potential.”

William wrote, “The lives of thousands of young people have been impacted by the global pandemic with education interrupted, work opportunities disrupted and social connections strained. Yet many of the young people who I have been fortunate to meet over the last year have shown an enormous passion and commitment to helping their communities recover and rebuild - and beyond that, are working hard to tackle the social inequality and injustice that they see in the world around them.”

“Organizations like The Diana Award have never been more important in nurturing the talent of young people and working with them to change the world for the better, by celebrating their successes; creating opportunities for growth; and ensuring that young people have a seat at the table,” he said.

Will continued, “The world has changed significantly in the twenty years since The Diana Award was established in my mother’s memory, however challenges remain, and urgent change is needed so that young people inherit a world of which we can be proud. Future Forward sets out The Diana Award’s blueprint for how change can be achieved, with young people at its heart. I am excited to see what The Diana Award and the young people it empowers can achieve together.”

He simply signed the note, “HRH The Duke of Cambridge.”

If you’re unfamiliar, the Diana Awards charity was created in memory of Princess Diana (duh) and aims to inspire positive change in the lives of young people and to honor their “humanitarian work and community action.” Throughout the years, both William and Prince Harry have supported the charity. In fact, back in June, the Duke of Sussex honored this year’s recipients of the award by surprising them with an unexpected video message.

We love the way these two brothers have continued to honor their mother.

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