The 2023 Diana Award Virtual Awards aired on June 30

Prince Harry beams with pride as he joins Tessy Ojo in Los Angeles for Diana Awards

In recent photos, Prince Harry can be seen beaming with pride as he attends the first-ever Conversations for Change event that was held in person. This program is “a cornerstone program designed to bring young people together around a key social issue.”

The Duke was clearly at ease as he met with 2023 recipients, presented them with their awards, and took time to remember his late mother, Princess Diana, as part of The Diana Award. He took part in “a powerful session led by Legacy Award recipient Vee Kativhu that explored alumni and recipients’ inspirational work, inequality, and the online world.”


Prince Harry pictured with US recipients of the Diana Award
Photo: Matt Sayles

The Diana Award’s Chief Executive, Tessy Ojo CBE, was also present. The June 15 event was recorded for the June 30 airing of the 2023 Diana Award Virtual Awards.

Archewell posted the images on his website.

Harry said in his video speech, “As we come together, I am reminded of the profound belief my mother held in the transformative power of young people.” She was aware of their special capacity to oppose the status quo and work for a more compassionate and inclusive society. Her legacy continues to serve as motivation and a model for navigating the complexity of the modern world.

“So many of the many difficulties we encounter are disproportionately felt by young people. The challenges can occasionally seem insurmountable, whether they relate to systemic injustices, mental health issues, or climate change, he continued.

“However, what gives me hope is the collective power we possess when we work together, the strength in the diversity of voices and perspectives that encompass it,” the speaker said.


Harry was joined by Legacy Award recipient Vee Kativhu
Photo: The Diana Award


Additionally, Tessy shared a photo of herself with the future King and several British recipients, as well as a video appearance from the Prince of Wales. The last time the royal brothers were photographed together was at the coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla in May at Westminster, where Prince Harry was seated three rows behind Prince William.

“Today, we recognize the power of all young people—the power to challenge the status quo, to confront injustice, and to inspire meaningful change,” William said of the awards while speaking from Kensington Palace.

“I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations to all of the award winners. Your successes are evidence of your drive and dedication to bringing about change. You are the ones illuminating the path for others to follow as the torchbearers of inspiration and hope.

“And to everyone watching all these stories, please keep in mind the significance of organizations like The Diana Award,” he continued. It serves as a reminder that investing in young people and giving them the resources and chances to make a difference can actually change the world. My mother and I both hold this conviction, which I am happy to uphold in her honor.


Photo via Instagram


The Diana Award was given to young people from 31 different nations this year in recognition of their efforts to “transform their communities, drive lasting change, and create a fairer, more equitable society for all.”

The Development Programme connects the 189 winners, who range in age from nine to 25, with a community of like-minded young activists and offers them tools, opportunities, and training to advance their careers.

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