Prince William and Prince Harry were only 15 and 12, respectively, when their mother Princess Diana died on August 31, 1997.
The brothers grew up to be incredible young men whose actions are clear indications that they have taken after their mother's selflessness and humility. Princess Diana was involved with over 100 different charities and even after her nasty split from Prince Charles, she continued to be the "people's princess," and used her platform to advance good causes.
Since her tragic passing, William and Harry have taken over many of her philanthropic endeavors and they're achieving great results.
Here are 6 ways the Princes are carrying on their late mother's legacy:
1. Helping the Homeless
In January 2017, Prince Harry participated in a run with The Running Charity then recreated Diana's photo on the stairs of the Willesden Green hostel as a tribute to his mother, who worked hard to end homelessness. The Running Charity is an organization that uses running to "improve the lives of 16-25 year olds who are homeless or at the risk of homelessness."
2. Protecting Wildlife
Prince William is the royal patron of the Tusk Trust, an organization which works to fund conservation across Africa and protect wildlife. The Duke of Cambridge and the non-profit group work closely with zoos and conservation parks such as Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage in Zimbabwe. During her lifetime, Diana took a stance against poaching and worked closely with the same orphanage to rescue and treat wild animals.
3. Eliminating Landmines
Princess Diana garnered worldwide attention when she walked through an active land minefield in Angola. Diana did the walk to draw attention to those living with severe injuries caused by exploded mines left behind after war. The Mine Ban Treaty (Ottawa Convention) was signed by various countries a few years after her iconic photos were circulated.
Prince Harry continued to advocate for the elimination of mines and became the patron of HALO Trust. In 2013, he took a similar trip to Mozambique to see the charity's work. The royal's mission is to help make the world land mine-free by 2025.
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