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Prince William Hosts Young People Honouring Princess Diana's Legacy

Prince William hosted the 2019 Legacy Awards recipients from the Diana Award at Kensington Palace.
November 27, 2019 - 10:50 / Clemens Fanger

Prince William played host to a group of 20 exceptional young people from all over the world on Tuesday. The Duke of Cambridge welcomed the 2019 Legacy Awards recipients from the Diana Award, the only charity set up in the late Princess' name.

Tuesday marked the day when young visionaries from all over the world gathered in London. The 20 honorees welcomed by Prince William at Kensington Palace are aged 12 to 25 and come from the U.K., Canada, Malaysia, Tanzania, Nigeriga, India and Nepal.

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All recipients of the Legacy Award have made an important impact on society, like the 25-year-old Kanchan Amatya from Nepal, who founded the Sustainable Fish Farm Initiative when she was only 16 and also helped raise over $100,000 for the Nepal Earthquake Relief. Prince William shared some pictures from the reception and his thoughts on the Legacy Awards on his official Instagram account kensingtonroyal:

"Taking place every two years, the Legacy Awards celebrate the achievements of 20 outstanding young leaders, visionaries and role models from across the world, aged 12-25, who have demonstrated their ability to inspire and mobilise new generations to serve their communities."

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The Duke of Cambridge hosted the inspirational #2019LegacyAwards recipients from the Diana Awards, for tea at Kensington Palace. The Diana Award is a continuation of Princess Diana's legacy and her belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. Taking place every two years, the Legacy Awards celebrate the achievements of 20 outstanding young leaders, visionaries and role models from across the world, aged 12-25, who have demonstrated their ability to inspire and mobilise new generations to serve their communities. The Award recipients will have access to a two-year development programme which will look to enhance leadership, community development, social entrepreneurship and technology. Earlier in 2019 The Duke of Sussex attended the UK's first National Youth Mentoring Summit, hosted by the Diana Award — the summit brought together the UK mentoring community, business leaders, politicians and young people at the UK's first National Youth Mentoring Summit in London. The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex attended the previous Legacy Awards ceremony in 2017 — visit @DianaAward to see more from this year's awards. Images Diana Award / Carmel King / PA

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The caption under the post continued: "The Diana Award is a continuation of Princess Diana’s legacy and her belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better". After the reception with Prince William at the palace, the honorees picked up their awards at a lavish dinner with Charles Spencer, one of the late Princess Diana's three siblings.

The inaugural awards were given out in 2017, on the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's horrific car crash. We are sure that the late Princess Diana would have been proud...