Charity Founded in Princess Diana's Honor Voices Support for Black Lives Matter

Chloe Foussianes
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

From Town & Country

The Diana Award stands with the Black Lives Matter movement. The charity—an organization founded in Princess Diana's memory, which celebrates young people's power to make a difference—posted on Instagram and Twitter about the cause.

The charity shared a cartoon, which shows a cop asking a young Black boy what he wants to be when he grows up, and the boy thinking in response, "Alive?" Alongside that image, the Diana Award wrote, "We will not be silent. We will continue to pursue a world where every young person, irrespective of the colour of their skin, fulfills their potential without the fear of discrimination. We see you. We stand with you. #BlackLivesMatter."

The organization also participated in Blackout Tuesday, sharing a black square on Instagram and once again writing the phrase Black Lives Matter in the caption.

The Diana Award is among a growing number of royal-affiliated organizations that are taking a stand for Black Lives Matter amid the protests in the U.S. and beyond. Heads Together, a mental health charity founded by Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry (and that Meghan Markle has also worked with, after joining the royal family), did its own take on Blackout Tuesday.

On top of the black square, the charity featured ways to reach its mental health helplines. "Heads Together stands with the black community. Today and every day," read the caption. After reiterating the number for its helplines (which are available on regular phone calls, over text, and online), it added, "Black Lives Matter."

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