How Prince Harry is a Global Citizen just like you
He’s not only charming — he’s charitable, too.
His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales recently made his musical debut with Coldplay at a benefit concert hosted at Kensington palace. The concert was held for the prince’s charity, Sentebale, which helps children in Africa who are suffering from HIV and AIDS.
The night was full of live music and dancing. After Prince Harry introduced the band, he sang along to their songs, and spoke passionately about ending HIV and AIDS.
At one point, he was so drawn into the music that he started bopping along with the band on stage.
Since the death of Princess Diana, Harry has worked to carry on the legacy of his mother, especially her work in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
"When she died, there was a gaping hole, not just for us but also for a huge amount of people across the world," Harry told People. "If I can try and fill a very small part of that, then job done. I will have to, in a good way, spend the rest of my life trying to fill that void as much as possible."
So not only is Prince Harry a great dancer, but he is a role model for Global Citizens everywhere.
In 2006, Harry co-founded Sentebale to offer a long-term relationship and support to community organizations working with kids.
In 2014, Prince Harry created and organized the Invictus Games in London, an international adaptive sporting event for the wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women. The goal of this event is to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and raise awareness and respect for those who serve for their country.
Additionally, Harry sees the advantages of using sports in the engagement and education of youth. He has worked with his brother, The Duke of Cambridge, and the family Foundation to build a model that improves the quality and accessibility of sports coaching in schools and communities. This program, known as “Core Coaching,” helps train young people as professional coaches and creates employment opportunities for young people facing unemployment.
Prince Harry also works closely with a program in Nottingham that works with youth to deter them from becoming involved in violence and gang-related activity. The Foundation supports this program by training young people to be leaders by providing them with apprenticeships, mentorship and leadership opportunities.
Once Prince Harry left the military, he spent three months working on projects in Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa and Botswana. In the time he spent there he worked with conservation experts learning about environmental education programs. He also worked with rangers in Kruger National Park to raise awareness of and stop poaching attacks on elephants and rhinos.