Prince Harry may have been dubbed the spare heir to the throne, but he’s proving to be more than just a man in waiting.
The 26-year-old was honored for his charity and humanitarian efforts this Saturday on the German TV program “Ein Herz fuer Kinder”, which translated to “A Heart for Charity.”
Bettina Wulff, the German president’s wife, presented Harry with the Golden Heart statue and highlighted his charity efforts, including his involvement in Sentebale— an organization the prince co-founded to help young people in the African country of Lesotho whose parents have died of AIDS.
His passion for charity work, however, extends beyond Sentebale. The prince has actively supported other organizations like WellChild, a nonprofit that focuses on caring for sick children, Dolen Cymru, another organization that provides aid to Lesotho, and MapAction, which aims to provide relief in situations of humanitarian crisis.
The young humanitarian, who will serve as best man in Prince William‘s marriage to Kate Middleton next April, said he felt “hugely humble” to receive the award and added, “compared to so many people who devote their whole lives to restoring hope to children around the world, I have done very little.”
Because Prince Harry is such a public figure, we hope this award inspires more people to get involved in charity work whether it be for AIDS relief, like Harry, or another important cause! Well done!