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Prince William and Prince Harry unite for award named after their mother

Chelsea Kiew

The Straits Times/Asia News Network

London  /  Sat, May 16, 2020  /  09:07 pm
Prince William and Prince Harry unite for award named after their mother

This file photo taken on August 19, 1995 shows Britain's Diana, Princess of Wales (L), and her sons Prince Harry, (C) and Prince William, as they gather for the commemorations of VJ Day in London. (AFP/Johnny Eggitt)

While they might have taken different paths, Prince William and Prince Harry prove that blood is thicker than water, blue as theirs may be.

Since the announcement of the Duke of Sussex's decision to step down from working-royal life and move to California earlier this year, William has made few public mentions of Harry.

However, in an open letter to The Diana Award this week, William has broken the silence on his brother, saying that both he and Harry were "ever appreciative" of the organisation's work, especially at this time.

The Diana Award, named after their mother, Princess Diana, engages young people and raises awareness about the culture of bullying.

"I wanted to write to send my support and thanks to all the staff, volunteers and supporters of The Diana Award. There is no doubt that your support for young people, through what will be anxious and unsettling times for many, is as important as ever."

On Wednesday, the organization posted William's open letter, along with photographs of the brothers, on their Instagram account. The caption read: "Thank you to the Duke and the Duke of Sussex for all your support over the years and now in this uncertain time".

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