Prince William made a surprise appearance on a video call yesterday with a group of teenage ambassadors from The Diana Award. Set up in Princess Diana's memory, the award gives young people a voice and the chance to make real change when it comes to important issues like bullying. Importantly, William's virtual appearance came during Anti-Bullying Week.
The official Kensington Palace Twitter account shared, "It was great to surprise this inspiring group of young ambassadors from the @DianaAward—hearing their personal stories and how they've now turned their focus to supporting peers facing similar challenges. #AntiBullyingWeek."
Understandably, the others on the call seemed shocked to see William pop up on their screens. The prince joked, "There could be all sorts of expectations, so I'm sorry if this a little bit different to who you might be thinking you were going to see."
It was great to surprise this inspiring group of young ambassadors from the @DianaAward - hearing their personal stories and how they've now turned their focus to supporting peers facing similar challenges. #AntiBullyingWeek https://t.co/x2UPzwoAyX
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) November 20, 2020
Meanwhile, The Diana Award's account tweeted, "We can't be together in person for #AntiBullyingWeek this year, so we're delighted HRH Prince William surprised a group of @AntiBullyingPro Ambassadors virtually yesterday to discuss how they are tackling bullying and protecting the wellbeing of their peers."
During their conversation, the participants detailed the ways in which bullying has gotten worse during the pandemic, to which William said, "It's just horrible, and it's very moving to hear you guys talk about how you want to help others and make sure that doesn't happen to anyone else."
He added, "That is the most important thing, that you realize this isn't going to beat you, and you want to make sure that others are not going to go through the same torment that you guys have gone through."
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