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Prince William, Prince Harry: Our Mom Would Be 'Proud' of Her Legacy

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In this September 11, 2014 file photo, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his brother Prince Harry hug as the Duke leaves during the Invictus Games athletics at Lee Valley on in London, England. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 17 Oct 2014 12:49 PM

Prince William and Prince Harry honored their mother recently with an emotional tribute to the late Princess Diana's anti-bullying charity.

The brothers penned the forward of a book celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Diana Award, established two years after the royal's death in order to recognize young people who have profoundly contributed to society, according to E! Online.

Prince William and Prince Harry praised the work of the organization in the brief note.

"We believe, when encouraged and supported, that young people have the ability to change society for the better," the forward states, according to the Daily Mail. "We know that our mother — in whose memory this award was established — felt the same and would be proud of its achievements to date."

The Duke of Cambridge and his younger sibling also wrote that they were impressed with the young people connected with the Diana Award program, which runs training, mentoring, and anti-bullying ambassador programs as well.

"Having met young people working with the charity in Newcastle and in London, we were struck in both cases by their deep and lasting sense of social responsibility," Prince William and Prince Harry wrote. "These young people were working hard to tackle the social issues that affected them — such as bullying or social exclusion — and the Diana Award empowered them to do more."

One Diana Award winner, 18-year-old Kyle Philips, was honored Tuesday at 11 Downing Street, where he received the Diana Champion Volunteer Award.

"It's a great honor," Philips said in acceptance. "It's a real privilege to be recognized. I'm really just trying to help the youth in my community."

Philips reportedly volunteered more than 500 hours a year at school and led a group that worked to improve literacy and numeracy of young boys while working part-time as a green grocer.

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