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Posted on Tuesday 8th May

Prince Harry has received the distinguished humanitarian leadership award recognizing his charitable work supporting servicemen and women.

The prince accepted the award, which was presented by the Atlantic Council in Washington DC yesterday, on behalf of both Prince Harry and his brother, the Duke of Cambridge. The princes set up their Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry in September 2009.

27-year-old Prince Harry is a serving captain in the British Army and patron of Walking With The Wounded, as well as a public supporter of military charities such as Help For Heroes and ABF The Soldiers' Charity. In March last year, he joined 4 servicemen on the first 5 days of a mission to trek 200 miles across the polar ice cap to the north pole.

On accepting the award, Prince Harry said:

'Generally, I obviously don't feel that I've done nearly enough to deserve [this award]," he said, before speaking of his work with wounded veterans. "The very least we owe them is to make sure that they and their brave families have everything they need through the darkest days – and, in time, regain the hope and confidence to flourish again.'

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Captain Robert Falcon Scott CVO (6 June 1868 – 29 March 1912) was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions. During the second venture, Scott led a party of five which reached the South Pole on 17 January 1912, only to find that they had been preceded by Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition. On their return journey, Scott and his four comrades all perished from a combination of exhaustion,… Read more...


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