Prince Harry pens letter about Princess Diana’s ‘legacy’
Prince Harry has honored Princess Diana’s philanthropic work with the HIV and AIDS community in a new letter marking the UK’s 40th anniversary. Terence Higgins Trust.
The 38-year-old royal claimed her late mother’s involvement with HIV and sexual health charities was a “huge piece” of her legacy. It is named after Terence “Terry” Higgins, who in July 1982 was one of the first people to die of an AIDS-related illness in the UK.
“I have been involved with the Terence Higgins Trust for many years, and the fight to end this epidemic is a huge part of my mother’s legacy,” Harry wrote in the note, which was included in a catalog for the charity’s flagship fundraiser. was According to the event, the auction, on Monday independent.
“Although my mother did not live to see the success of today’s treatments, I am very proud to be able to continue my advocacy with you,” he added. “My mother grew up in a world where HIV was a death sentence. Yet, in the midst of all that uncertainty, he led with compassion, finding the humanity around him and demonstrating the power of connection despite fear. ”
Diana, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997 while being chased by paparazzi, opened the UK’s first HIV/AIDS unit at London Middlesex Hospital in 1987. He also surprised many people that year when he Handshake with AIDS patientsDespite the initial lack of knowledge and understanding of the world’s disease.
In February 1989, he also Hug a 7 year old boy suffering from AIDS in a hospital in New York City.
“As the Terence Higgins Trust has evolved over the years, their goal has remained the same: eliminate new transmissions,” Harry’s letter continued.
“The Terence Higgins Trust has pledged to make England the first country to end new HIV cases by 2030, but they need us all to play our part by promoting testing so we all know our status, The Terence Higgins Trust needs to keep up the momentum in its efforts to break down the stigma that comes with silence, and to donate resources.
Harry’s letter comes days after he and Markle made headlines over their feud with the royal family. on Sunday, Confirmed reps for the pair that they has been evicted From their residence at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor.
And despite the couple’s public desire for a private life separate from the hierarchy, it has also been confirmed that they have received an invitation to the coronation of King Charles III, which is set for May 6.
Some fans believe the date was intentional Chosen for inconvenience Harry and Meghan, as May 6 is also their son Archie’s 4th birthday.