Prince Harry Joins Sir Elton John to Raise AIDS Awareness at International Conference
Prince Harry is experiencing quite the philanthropic summer.
Just one week after the royal impressively got tested for HIV on Facebook Live in London, he spent Thursday at the 2016 International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, following a trip to his Sentebale foundation headquarters, which uplifts impoverished children with HIV AIDS. At the weeklong conference, Harry joined youth ambassadors to share his words of wisdom and spent time with another major supporter of HIV/AIDS research: Sir Elton John.
The English duo came together to sign UNAIDS’s #ProTESTHIV wall, which encourages people to get tested.
So what did Harry write on the wall? “Get tested! Why wouldn’t you?” he wrote and then signed with his squiggly “Harry” signature.
John signed the wall as well and later sat down with the royal to speak with Yolanda and Beatrice, two representatives from Children’s Radio Foundation, an organization that teaches young people across Africa how to become reporters.
Harry also addressed the crowd inside of the conference on behalf of Sentebale and passionately spoke about how his mother, the late Princess Diana, also supported the cause. “When my mother held the hand of a man dying of AIDS, no one imagined a quarter century later HIV positive people would love full, healthy, loving lives,” he said, according to Kensington Royal’s Twitter account.
We’re sure the late Princess Diana would be proud.