16 Great Causes Supported by Prince Harry and Prince William (PHOTOS)

Amy Goldman | Oct 16, 2015 Celebrities

Prince William Prince HarryPrince Harry recently shared that his late mother, Princess Diana, is the inspiration behind his charity work. Both Harry and Prince William honor their mother's inspiring legacy through extensive philanthropy.

From children's health and education to rehabilitation and professional training for veterans to wildlife conservation, they champion a broad range of important causes. We love that Harry and William use their royal status to make the world a better place because they want to follow their mother's example.

Keep reading to learn about some of the incredible ways Prince Harry and Prince William are giving back!

 

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  • Homes for Veterans

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    William and Harry volunteered with the BBC's DIY SOS The Big Build team last month for their Homes for Veterans special. They helped transform deserted properties on a run-down street in Manchester into homes for veterans.

  • Sentebale

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    Prince Harry co-founded Sentebale with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. The charity supports children who are the victims of extreme poverty and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Lesotho.

  • The Royal Marsden Hospital

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    Prince William has been president of The Royal Marsden, a hospital specializing in cancer treatment, since 2007. The last person to serve as president of the hospital was William's late mother, Diana. 

  • Walking With the Wounded

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    Harry participated in Walking With the Wounded's Walk of Britain in September. Walking With the Wounded provides assistance to injured veterans so that they can reintegrate into society and find careers after their military service.

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  • The Royal Foundation

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    The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry was co-founded by Harry and William as a vehicle for their charity work, and Kate Middleton later joined as a patron. One of the many programs supported by The Royal Foundation is Coach Core, pictured here. 

  • WellChild

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    Harry recently made an appearance at the WellChild Awards and met with the young award winners and their families. WellChild provides practical care and emotional support for seriously ill children across the U.K.

  • Tusk Trust

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    Prince William recently spoke at the Tusk Trust 25th Anniversary Ball. The Tusk Trust supports the conservation of endangered wildlife species in Africa and fights poverty through education and sustainable development in rural communities.

  • Khulula Care for Wild

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    Prince Harry visited Khulula Care for Wild Centre over the summer to show his support for their wildlife conservation efforts. Khulula Care for Wild's volunteer-based rhino conservation program takes in and cares for infant and orphaned rhinos.

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  • #Back2School Anti-bullying Campaign

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    William paid a visit to Hammersmith Academy last month in support of the Diana Award's #Back2School Anti-bullying Campaign. The program aims to reduce bullying by placing Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in schools.

  • MapAction

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    Prince Harry is a patron of MapAction, a non-governmental organization that sends highly trained disaster mapping teams to areas affected by humanitarian emergencies. These teams work to prioritize the needs of disaster survivors so that effective aid can be provided as quickly as possible.

  • Centrepoint

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    Prince William has been patron to Centrepoint, a charity that provides safe housing for homeless youth, since 2005. Centrepoint supports causes like the St. Basils youth homeless project, seen here. 

  • Help for Heroes

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    Prince Harry and Prince William are patrons of Help for Heroes, a charity that provides assistance to wounded, injured, and sick veterans and their families. Harry visited the Help for Heroes gym at Tedworth House last year.

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  • SkillForce

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    Prince William is pictured here attending a gala for the charity SkillForce last year. He's a patron of the charity, which works with U.K. schools to encourage children to succeed. Many of the instructors involved with the program are ex-Forces personnel. 

  • 100 Women in Hedge Funds

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    One of the organizations involved in the Charities Forum, the group of charities that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are patrons of, is 100 Women in Hedge Funds' Philanthropic Initiatives. The group's initiatives include raising money for charities that provide women with health care and education.

  • Elephant Family

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    Prince William supports Elephant Family, a charity that works to protect the endangered Asian elephant and prevent habitat loss. This happy elephant looks like she's grateful for William's patronage.

  • RFU Injured Players Foundation

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    Prince Harry attended the RFU Injured Players Foundation London Marathon Runner's Day earlier this year. Harry is a patron of the foundation, which provides assistance to seriously injured rugby players and funds research for injury prevention. 

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