Prince William has once again shown that his mom is not forgotten.
On Tuesday, the Duke of Cambridge hosted a very special dinner to a group of chosen young people from around the world. These are exceptional young individuals who have excelled in their fields. The dinner was made in honor of the late Princess Diana.
The young individuals are to receive the "Diana Award," which is the first and only award named after the late Princess Diana. The inaugural awards -- which was made to recognize the contributions made by young individuals in their respective fields -- began in 2017 in remembrance of the 20th year of Diana's untimely death in a car crash in Paris.
The honorees met Prince William at Kensington Palace. A total of 20 outstanding young individuals will be given their awards through Charles Spencer, Diana's brother. A glittering dinner is waiting for the awardees at Greenwich, London.
What Is The Diana Award?
Amidst all the controversies surrounding the royal family at this time, the giving of the Diana Award to the top 20 young individuals surely makes up for all the negative publicity.
According to Tess Ojo, the chief executive of the foundation behind the "Diana Award," said that the ceremony aims to celebrate young people and their selfless contribution to the betterment of their community.
The courage and bravery of these young minds are honored through the "Diana Award." The award is to demonstrate that the community sees value in what they do.
The foundation that sponsors the award believes that valuing young people means investing in them. They believe that they are the future of the world and the good that they do should continue.
Along with the Legacy Award, each recipient will gain access to a unique development program that will ensure the continuity of their projects. The foundation is delighted that the Legacy Award recipients will become trailblazers to move their generation for the better.
Who Are the Legacy Recipients?
The "Diana Award" aims to continue the beautiful legacy the late Princess left. The legacy recipients are carefully chosen young individuals from across the United Kingdom, Canada, Nigeria, Malaysia, Tanzania, India and Nepal.
All of them have gone through a series of tedious deliberations to determine how much their work has made an impact on society.
Many of them know of Princess Diana as an important historical figure, but very little about the work that she did when she was alive. However, each awardee carries the honor and the pride for the award's namesake.
One recipient is 23-year-old Kanchan Amatya, a Nepalese native who lives in New York City. She started the Sustainable Fish Farming Initiative when she was only 16. It is currently helping more than 50,000 rural Nepalese female farmers.
Amatya has opened their access to technology, finance, training, and other local assets to Neplese female farmers. The Diana Award said that Kachan is committed to making the world a place where no one gets hungry.
The "Diana Award" has chosen recipients from around the world. Each one is already a hero in their own right. They did not let their young age get in the way of changing the world to make it better.
Prince William recognizes this aspect of his mother's legacy. The dinner may be a simple gesture, but it is one that comes with the utmost royalty.