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Month: June 2021

Harry on Lili: “We’ve been lucky so far, she’s very chilled and seems happy to just sit there while Archie is running around like crazy.”

The Duke of Sussex today joined forces with celebrities including Ed Sheeran and Anne-Marie to surprise the winners of this year’s WellChild Awards.

Prince Harry attended a private party for the remarkable children and young people recognised by the charity and the healthcare workers who care for them.

Before meeting the winners Harry swapped parenting notes with fellow new dad Ed, whose daughter Lyra Antarctica was born last year.

“Congratulations, a girl right?” asked Ed. “We just had a little girl ten months ago now. You’re still in the trenches now! How do you manage with two?”

“Two is definitely a juggle,” replied the Duke, whose baby daughter Lilibet Diana arrived on 4 June.

Speaking to another guest later, Harry said of Lili: “We’ve been lucky so far, she’s very chilled and seems happy to just sit there while Archie is running around like crazy.”

Harry and Ed caught up after the singer surprised the young winners, taking time to chat to them at their socially distanced tables.

The Duke, who has been patron of Wellchild since 2007, then introduced Anne-Marie to the stage for an acoustic performance.

Harry arrived in the UK last Friday and has been isolating at Frogmore Cottage, Windsor, ahead of today’s event.

A source close to the Duke told HELLO!: “He was very excited to be able to be there in person. WellChild has been one of the charities he’s supported for so long and it means a lot to him – perhaps more so now than ever since he’s become a father himself.”

The socially distanced afternoon tea took place on the Sir Joseph Banks Lawn at Kew Gardens and was attended by other famous faces including Amanda Holden, Ronnie Wood and his wife Sally and AJ Pritchard.

Harry last attended the awards with wife Meghan in October 2019, breaking down in tears as he paid tribute to the winners for the first time since becoming a father himself.

The Duke said: “Since becoming patron of WellChild in 2007, this organisation and the people within it have held an extraordinarily special place in my heart.

“I wasn’t a father at the time, and yet the stories of these children and parents transcended that. I didn’t need to be a dad to feel the impact of this invaluable work.

“Now as a father of two, I feel all the more connected, inspired and in awe of the resilience of these families, who power through indescribable challenges with the support of WellChild.”

He added: “The health of our children, of all of us, could not have been more on the forefront of our minds during the past year.

“And, throughout this time, the WellChild community has set an example for how to show up and act with compassion for each other.

“I could not be prouder to be here, to meet this year’s WellChild award winners, to thank the nurses and doctors for all they do, and to celebrate these amazing families.”

Last year’s event could not take place because of the pandemic and many of the vulnerable children, young people and families supported by WellChild have faced huge challenges during that time.

WellChild Chief Executive, Colin Dyer said: “There are more children and young people than ever before in the UK living with long-term, serious health needs. The Coronavirus outbreak has placed these children and families under more pressure than many of us can comprehend.

“The WellChild Awards 2021, in association with GSK, will be a unique opportunity to recognise and highlight the immense challenges they have faced and to celebrate the remarkable positivity, resilience and spirit they have demonstrated. It will also help us to shine a light on the dedication of those around them, from siblings, professionals and volunteers who have gone above and beyond to help them through such challenging times.”

The Awards, sponsored by GSK, are run by WellChild, the national charity for seriously ill children. They celebrate the resilience of children living with serious illnesses or complex conditions and people dedicated to caring for them.

The winners were chosen from hundreds of nominations from across the UK to win the categories of Inspirational Child and Young Person, Young Carer, Inspirational Nurse, Inspirational Doctor, Outstanding Health Professional and Volunteer.

The Duke And Duchess of sussex in 1 year only

the duke & duchess of sussex in 1 year only:

• etablished archewell foundation fund for the ucla center for critical internet inquiry
• partnership with the loveland foundation
• partnership with WCK – funded 4 relief centers in dominica, india, puerto rico & (not known yet)

• support (funding) the center for compassion and altruism research & education, stanford
• partnered with procter & gamble to work with girl inc., harvest home and national women’s law center
• partnered with global citizen as campaign chairs of vax live and raised $3M alone

• helped raise over 300M to distribute vaccines in developing countries
• prince harry & oprah winfrey produced a successful mental health series – the me you can’t see
• donated 200 beanies to make give live nz
• donated a new roof for the genesis women’s shelter

• donated £10k to salaam shalom kitchen
• for archie’s birthday, they matched donations, they donated $130,000 to camfed (education for girls in african countries)
• meghan donated £8,000 to migrateful uk
• the sussexes donated £90,000 to feeding britain

• partnered with the invictus games to produce the heart of invictus
• prince harry wrote an article for the fast company calling on business leaders to rethink their role in funding the advertising system that underlies the misinformation & divisive rhetoric on social media

• meghan convened a roundtable with girls inc and national women’s law center
• support (funding) color of change, mind UK, the presspad and url media
• in honour of mother’s day, the sussexes with p&g donated to the harvest home

• meghan wrote a children’s book, the bench — a new york times best seller
• for christmas, they donated to a local org that helps families transition out of homelessness & 2 UK charities: mayhew, and a memorial fund that helps to educate children & fight poverty in uganda

• meghan narrated a disney wildlife documentary, elephants, & donated her full salary to a charity close to her heart, elephant without borders
• meghan wrote an op for the new york times revealing her miscarriage & started a global conversation on the subject of miscarriage

• meghan called members of the U.S. electorate with gloria steinem and encouraged them to vote.
• the sussexes partnered with the times and hosted a conversation “engineering a better world”. it gathered high-profile experts, advocates, online creators, and journalists.

• plus, they continue to support their existing charities: invictus games, sentebale, african parks, rhino conservation, wellchild, mayhew and smartworks

only the things we know… and i’m probably missing things 🙌🏻

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Prince Harry told this year’s Diana Award recipients in a video address that he and Meghan Markle “fundamentally believe that our world is at the cusp of change, real change for the good of all”

Prince Harry Surprises Diana Award Honorees, Says Princess ‘Would Be So Proud of You All’
Prince Harry told this year’s Diana Award recipients in a video address that he and Meghan Markle “fundamentally believe that our world is at the cusp of change, real change for the good of all”

Harry made a surprise video address to a ceremony honoring the latest group of young people getting Diana Awards for their humanitarian work and community action.

“I’m truly honored to be celebrating your work, your commitment to change making and the vital role that you’ve taken on representing a new generation of humanitarianism,” Harry, 36, said in the address.

“Later this week, my brother and I are recognizing what would have been our mum’s 60th birthday,” Harry continued, “and she would be so proud of you all for living authentic life with purpose and with compassion for others.”

He said, “Our mum believed that young people have the power to change the world. She believed in your strength because she saw it day in and day out and in the faces of young people exactly like you, she witnessed a boundless enthusiasm and passion.”

He added of wife Meghan Markle: “Meg and I fundamentally believe that our world is at the cusp of change, real change for the good of all.”

Tessy Ojo, the chief executive of the Diana Award charity tells PEOPLE of Harry’s address, “It is such an honor to have the Duke of Sussex saying this wonderful message of congratulations to the young people. For him to say to the young people that his mother would be proud of them means so much. It is such an honor that he is proud of the young people and the work they do. And it is such a massive pat on the back for them and their families.

“Every time her sons talk about the pride they have in the work that is being done in her name, brings me so much joy,” says Ojo.

Harry – who arrived in the U.K. late last week in order to unveil a statue dedicated to his mother alongside brother Prince William on Thursday – was talking as he introduced 16-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, resident Jacqueline Teague, one of the 25 young people from the U.S. Teague was being rewarded for her work in helping people get vaccinated, and Harry spoke in his address about how those most adversely affected by COVID-19 were those on the margins of society.

Teague was inspired by her grandparents after they struggled to sign up for the COVID-19 vaccine to launch a campaign, called VaxconnectKY, to ensure everyone in need in Kentucky could easily register for a vaccination.

He is clearly passionate about the Diana Award, which is the only charity that carries his late mother’s name.

The statue is a “landmark moment. It is a bringing back home for her. It is so well-deserving, in her 60th year, to bring her back to the home that she lived in and to remember her,” Ojo adds.

“She was ahead of her time. She reminds us about what humanity is about – to be able to care for others without any personal gain. She really symbolizes that and I hope that this moment will help us focus on what truly matters in society.”

She continues, “The Diana Award is becoming more global. I am super honored to shine a spotlight on these young people – not just for the year we have had but also the year that we will celebrate what would have been Princess Diana’s 60th birthday. Young people have had such a tough time particularly over the last 18 months so to see young heroes rising up to the challenge is so amazing.”

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Ojo notes that all the young people being honored were not alive when the late Princess of Wales was setting her example of service, and yet: “Princess Diana set the tone that young people today still find incredibly relevant, it resonates with them. When I hear young people saying to us, ‘If I could be half the person she was, I want to make her proud or I am trying to follow that example,’ [that] says something about the incredible person and icon that she was.”

There are more international honorees this year than ever, a testament to the increasing reach of the charity that was set up in her name.

Teague was among 25 young people from across America included in around 300 award winners on Monday. Ranging from age 10 to 24, they are:

Jae-Hee Bae, 17, from Centerville High School, Dayton, Ohio; Hollis Belger, 16, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Larkspur, Calif; Keely Cat-Wells, 24, of C Talent, LA, Calif.; Ruby Chitsey, 13, Three Wishes for Ruby’s Residents, Harrison; Chloe Mei Espinosa, 14, Skip The Plastic Straw, Newport Beach, Calif.; Jordan Grabelle, 16, Love Letters for Literacy, Voorhees, NJ; Daisy Hampton, 12, Including You, NYC; Nika Hirsch, 10, This Life Rocks, Northfield, Mn; Jui Kankari, 16, Chicago, Mich.; Aviva Klein, 24, University Blood Initiatives, Chicago, Mich.; Siya Kulkarni, 17, Project Enable Mount Olive, NJ; Krystian Leonard, 24, Shining S.C.A.R.S, Morgantown, West Virginia; Peyton Money, 9, Octopuses for Preemies, Williamston, S. Carolina; Caleb Oh, 16, Kid Changemakers, Crofton, Maryland; Apoorva Panidapu, 16, Apoorva Art Gallery/Save the Children, San Jose, Calif.; Swara Patel, 18, The Period Society, NYC; Dana Parella, 10, Cookies4Cures, Boulder, Co.; Pranavi Reddi, 16, Kindness4All, Frisco, Texas; Victoria Ren, 16, Stem and Buds, Pittsburgh, PA; Emmabella Rudd, 19, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Tallahasse, Fl.; Sierra RyanWallick, 23, Autumnleaf fundraisers, Landenberg, Pa.; Jeeva Senthilnathan, 19, Privando, Denver, Co.; Neeha Shukla, 16, Innovation Corner, Harrisburg, Penn.; Ruby Tilghman, 16, Amy Maddox Consulting, Panama City, Fl.


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