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Prince Harry was awarded the prize “Attitude Legacy Award” posthumously to his mother, princess Diana, in London, for his work for the fight against Aids. On October 12, 2017
The heir received an award given posthumously to his mother who has gone missing.
In 1987 in London, princess Diana marked the spirits in the shaking hand of an hiv positive man during the inauguration of the first medical center dedicated to aids patients. Totally unprecedented at the time, this gesture would forever change the perspective on this disease that is misunderstood and stigmatizing that some thought be transmitted by the respiratory route, or by simple contact.
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Thirty years later, Lady Di is no longer there to continue the battle, but his legacy is alive and well. Thursday, 12 October, the gay magazine Attitude has organised a award ceremony in the heart of the English capital, taking advantage of this event to honor the princess of hearts posthumously. Come to collect the prize Attitude Legacy Award on behalf of his mother, prince Harry, the spokesman of the cause committed, appeared on stage to give a speech with emotion.
My mother knew exactly what she was doing
“In April 1987, my mother was only aged 25 years. (…) She felt already a great responsibility to use his fame to bring light to the people and problems that were often ignored. She knew that aids was one of the things that many wanted to ignore and this seemed to be a challenge without hope. She knew that the lack of understanding of this new disease was in the process of creating a dangerous situation when it was mixed with homophobia. (…) When she shook the hand of a man of 32 years with HIV, in front of the cameras, she knew exactly what she was doing. She was using her position as princess of Wales, the best known woman in the world, to encourage everyone to educate themselves, to be compassionate and to reach out to those who need help instead of being repelled,” he said.
Prince Harry accepting the Legacy Award at this year’s #AttitudeAwards on behalf of his mother Princess Diana’s HIV/AIDS activism pic.twitter.com/ViVxCWdqnR
— Attitude (@AttitudeMag) October 12, 2017
Watch Prince Harry’s speech as he collects the @AttitudeMag Legacy Award on behalf of his mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales: pic.twitter.com/TRkOC7Ttzr
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) On October 13, 2017
The Princess of Wales’s public meetings with AIDS patients helped to change global perceptions around HIV/AIDS. pic.twitter.com/kl8XvX4y7g
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 12, 2017
A speech which was warmly applauded by the many guests, who included singers Sam Smith and Kylie Minogue, who has been laying at the side of the assumed future fiance Meghan Markle (photo available on the Daily Mail).
The Attitude Awards, which recognize the “inspiring stories and outstanding achievements” of the personalities who have marked the LGBT community, have also been sacred on this evening the actress who is transgender Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), the singer Charli XCX, the actor Matt Lucas, the activist Deray McKesson and the mannequin is Nyle DiMarco.
Celebrate all things LGBT in our very special #AttitudeAwards issue – out now! https://t.co/XjyW7lPYW9 pic.twitter.com/GyJY74JE3g
— Attitude (@AttitudeMag) October 13, 2017