Prince William to make academy visit in support of late mother Princess Diana's anti-bullying campaign

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Prince William will be making a visit in support of his late mother Princess Diana's anti-bulling campaign, the Kensington Palace has confirmed. The engagement was announced via Twitter on Thursday: "The Duke of Cambridge will visit @HammersmithAcad to support the @DianaAward's #Back2School Anti-bullying Campaign on 21 September."

William will meet youngsters at west London's Hammersmith Academy in support of the award-winning charity founded in 1999, two years after Diana passed away, to tackle bullying and social exclusion.

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Prince William will visit Hammersmith Academy in support of the Diana Award


The award, which was set up as a legacy to Diana, and her belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better, also provides training, mentoring and anti-bullying ambassador programmes. The awards are presented to young people, including volunteers, carers and fund-raisers.

No doubt the charity holds a special place in William's heart – it is the only one remaining British charity that carries his late mother's name.

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The award-winning charity was set up two years after Princess Diana's death


The British royal will attend the academy's training day, as the school year kicks off.

Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, will share her interest in children's wellbeing when she pays a visit to the Anna Freud Centre on 17 September to see their work in children's mental health care.

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William and Kate have maintained a low profile since welcoming baby Princess Charlotte in May

It is an area on which she intends to focus much of her public work in the coming months, as she returns to the spotlight after maintaining a low profile following the birth of their daughter Princess Charlotte. Another engagement is scheduled later this month and many more beyond, according to Palace sources.

The Duchess is a patron of various children's charities and has previously urged members of the public to focus on the issue of mental health – particularly for children and young people.

She released a statement in March to mark the Time to Mind campaign – a project set up by The Times – that calls on greater investment in child mental health services.