The UK’s Prince Harry of Wales has been given a special award for his humanitarian work.
The ‘Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership’ gong is awarded annually by the Atlantic Council, and St James’s Palace has today confirmed the prince will receive the award in Washington, D.C. on May 7, at the Atlantic Council’s yearly awards dinner.
The award is specifically designed for serving war veterans and the armed forces. Harry, pictured above doing some charity, has already stated he intends to accept the award on behalf of his brother, Prince William, a.k.a. the Duke of Cambridge. Together, the two princes established the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry in 2009.
A St James’s Palace spokesperson said:
“Prince Harry will use the award to pay tribute to British and American veterans’ charities for their achievements in helping to rehabilitate wounded servicemen and women, and to reintegrate those who have served in the armed forces into civilian life.”
The prince is known to support various armed forces-related charities, including Help for Heroes, Army Benevolent Fund, and Walking With The Wounded. And he also assists in the running of Sentebale, an organization that helps underprivileged children in Lesotho, Africa.