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Princes William and Harry to present award in memory of their mother Princess Diana

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Prince William and Prince Harry will have the honour of presenting a new award on behalf of the Diana Award charity. The royal brothers will present the Diana Award's inaugural Legacy Award at a ceremony on 18 May at St James's Palace. A total of 20 exceptional young people from across the world will be recognised for their qualities of kindness, compassion and service – the same qualities that the late People's Princess had.

The Diana Award was set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, and her belief that young people have the power to change the world. The charity, which runs anti-bullying and mentoring programmes, also rewards young people who carry out inspiring work without expectation of reward. Each year thousands of young people are nominated by individuals and their communities to highlight these selfless acts.

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Diana is widely remembered for her values of compassion, kindness and service to others

William, 34, and Harry, 32, will meet with the winners to hear each of their stories. As well as receiving the Legacy Award, recipients will have access to a unique development programme which will provide them with the opportunity to enhance their skills in four key areas; leadership, community development, social entrepreneurship and technology for good.

Tessy Ojo, Chief Executive of The Diana Award, has previously said: "Diana, Princess of Wales is widely remembered for her values of compassion, kindness and service to others, irrespective of their culture, race or background. Twenty years since her death, we are delighted to announce that this very special and prestigious Award event will be held at St James Palace on 18 May 2017. We know there are truly exceptional young people across the world who deserve to be recognised."

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