The siblings will always set their differences aside and get together for the sake of their late mother.
Prince William and Prince Harry have had a rather strained relationship for the past couple of years, but they put their differences aside and came together to honor the young people working hard in the name of their late mother, Princess Diana, reports PEOPLE.
While the Duke of Cambridge met 10 British recipients of The Diana Award's Legacy Award at Kensington Palace on December 1, 2021, the Duke of Sussex spoke with another set of winners from around the world in a virtual meeting held from his home in Montecito, California, ahead of a glittering ceremony at the late princess’s ancestral home Althorp next week, adds Hello! Magazine.
On December 9, Diana’s brother, Lord Spencer, will host the 20 winners at a special ceremony at Althorp House, where the siblings grew up. In an event that takes place every two years, The Legacy Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person can receive for their social action or humanitarian work.
Prince William and Prince Harry Unite to Honor Legacy of Their Mom Princess Diana https://t.co/UmWJWceEPG— People (@people) December 2, 2021
Prince William and Prince Harry presented the inaugural Legacy Awards at St James’ Palace in 2017. The winners of the award will now have access to a unique two-year development program to help enhance their skills in leadership, community development, social entrepreneurship, and technology for good.
"The pandemic continues to disrupt lives and exacerbate social inequalities. But out of the darkness of Covid, young people are standing up to shape change in their communities across the world," Diana Award’s chief executive, Tessy Ojo, said. "Their compassion, determination, and agency to make a positive change today and in the years ahead is immense. They couldn’t be a more fitting tribute and lasting legacy to Diana, Princess of Wales and her belief that young people have the power to change the world."
"These young people represent the next generation of change-makers and innovators across the globe and it is their stories we should listen and learn from," added Alex Kalomparis, SVP of Public Affairs at awards sponsor Gilead Sciences.
NEW: Prince William and Prince Harry have met winners of the award which honours the legacy of their mother, Princess Diana.— Cameron Walker (@CameronDLWalker) December 2, 2021
William met UK recipients at Kensington Palace while Harry spoke to winners from across the world in a live video meeting. pic.twitter.com/ogsVHIds4c
The brothers also reunited was on July 1, 2021, to celebrate what would have been their mom's 60th birth anniversary. On the same day, the brothers unveiled a statue of Princess Diana at her favorite place, in the sunken garden of Kensington Garden. Despite people looking for signs of a tiff amid the brothers, they were only focused on the most important person of the day, their mother.
"Both brothers really wanted to take part and both were keen that it happened on the same day. It’s a special award in memory of their mother and that still unites them despite everything that has happened," a source told Hello!
"Today, on what would have been our Mother's 60th birthday, we remember her love, strength, and character – qualities that made her a force for good around the world, changing countless lives for the better," William and Harry said in a joint statement.
Prince Harry and Prince William carry on the legacy of Princess Diana in the ways they live and lead. Discover how else Princess Diana shaped the modern monarchy in the finale of #DianaCNN, tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT pic.twitter.com/UajiHAjmQg— CNN (@CNN) November 14, 2021
The statement continued, "Every day, we wish she were still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy." While thanking the team who brought the statue and the garden surrounding it to life, the brothers also expressed their appreciation for "all those around the world who keep our mother's memory alive."
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