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The Duke of Cambridge has paid tribute to his mother, saying she still inspires 'countless acts of compassion and bravery', as he presented an inaugural award celebrating her memory.
With brother Prince Harry beside him, the future king told the 20 young recipients of the Legacy Award that Diana, Princess of Wales had achieved so much in her life, from helping to fight the stigma around Aids to supporting the homeless.
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The royal brothers were making their first joint appearance at an event run by the Diana Award, established to promote their mother's belief in the positive power of young people.
The 20 young winners, who come from the UK, United States, Canada, India, Belize and the United Arab Emirates, were recognised for their efforts creating positive social change in their communities and countries.
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Speaking at St James's Palace, where the awards ceremony was held, William said: 'This summer marks 20 years since our mother died and she achieved so much in her life, from helping to shatter the stigma around Aids, to fighting to ban landmines and supporting the homeless - she touched the lives of millions.
'The truth is though, she was taken at only 36, just slightly older then I am today.
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'Of course we can never know what our mother would have gone on to do, but in one sense Harry and I feel that our mother lives on in the countless acts of compassion and bravery that she inspires in others.
'That is why we are so pleased that her name is being put to good use by the Diana Award to recognise young people who are making a mark in the world around them.'
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Those receiving the Legacy Award have demonstrated qualities of kindness, compassion and service and before the presentations Diana's sons chatted with the winners, aged 11 to late teens,...
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