20 Years After Her Death, Princess Diana Is Being Honored in a Beautiful Way

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It's hard to believe that Princess Diana left us almost 20 years ago, but the U.K.-based charity, The Diana Award, is planning special to mark the occasion. The organization launched the Inaugural Legacy Award, which it will give to 20 exceptional young people in remembrance of the princess's kind and generous spirit.

With the support of her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, the charity will award children from ages nine to 18 "for their selfless commitment to transforming the lives of others across the world" at a ceremony in May. Nominations will be accepted until March 17.

"Diana, Princess of Wales is widely remembered for her values of compassion, kindness, and service to others, irrespective of their culture, race, or background. Twenty years since her death, it's heartening to know that her legacy lives on through the lives of thousands of young people across the world," the organization said in a release.

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Along with the ceremony, The Diana Award is planning a year-long series of events to honor her life's work, including charity galas and exhibits of her now infamous wardrobe. Recently, her oldest son Prince William has spoken about losing his mother at a young age.

Spending time with children and families who have suffered bereavement, the Duke of Cambridge spoke to a girl who had lost her father. "I lost my mummy when I was very young too," he reportedly told 9-year-old Aoife. "Do you speak about your daddy? It's very important to talk about it, very, very important." Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a tragic car accident on Aug. 31, 1997.

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