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Prince William and Prince Harry set to honour their mother with year-long celebration

Since her tragic death in 1997, Prince William and Prince Harry have made it their life’s work to continue their late mother's incredible legacy.

By Candice Mehta-Culjak
To mark the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s untimely passing, the Diana Award, a charity established to promote the late Princess's qualities of kindness, compassion and service has unveiled plans for a series of exciting events and initiatives.
Prince William, 34, and Prince Harry, 32, are expected to take part in a number of the events including the launch of a new holiday - National Kindness Day - which will encourage individuals to do something kind for others.
Earl Spencer, 52, Diana's brother, is also said to be hosting an exhibition at the family's home and a fundraising event later in the year.
Particularly exciting is the news that the charity, with the full support of the royal brothers, will mark the anniversary of Diana’s death with a new Legacy Award.
To be considered for the award, applicants must be aged between 9 and 18 and must honour and uphold the late Princess’s ideals of selflessness, kindness and compassion.
Applications will be accepted from across the globe with the prestigious offering ultimately awarded to 20 exceptional young people.
Tessy Ojo, chief executive of the Diana Award, said: "What's 2017 all about? It's about celebrating the legacy of Princess Diana, 20 years on. Diana, Princess of Wales was known worldwide for her values of compassion, her values of kindness and her values of service to others.”
"Twenty years on, we at the Diana Award know that her values and her legacy live on through the tens of thousands of young people who only know her as an historic figure, but are committed to continuing those values."
She was a mother, mentor, fashion icon, humanitarian, philanthropist and of course the People’s Princess – she was Diana, Princess of Wales.
In addition to receiving the great honour, the young individuals will have access to a unique development programme to aid the enhancement of their skills in four key areas; leadership, community development, social entrepreneurship and technology.
The charity is urging individuals and communities everywhere to nominate those young people who they believe are deserving of the award.
Princess Diana once said of her beloved children: "I live for my sons. I would be lost without them."
Among the great number of events to be held by the charity in 2017, it is not yet clear just which will be attended by Wills and Harry. But Tessy of the Diana Award said Diana's sons, who have regularly met young people deserving of the award, are in full support of the programme and will be kept up-to-date with the charity’s busy schedule.
Nominations can be be made at the charities homepage and the closing date is March 17.

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