A speech by Prince Harry at a dinner for The American Friends of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, New York
Published 15 May 2013
You are such an important part of our Foundation family.
Ladies and Gentlemen, good evening.
I would like to pay tribute to John Studzinski, our President, and his fellow American Friends Directors, and the Benefit Committee for all they do to support”¬”ª The Royal Foundation and its philanthropy.
Thank you, from William, Catherine and me. You are such an important part of our Foundation family. Almost a year ago on the day before the London Olympics The Royal Foundation launched Coach Core. This flagship initiative seeks to mentor and train our next generation of truly inspirational young sports coaches.
The aim is that they, themselves, will then become mentors and role models to their peers and further generations over the years ahead.
We now have pilot schemes running in London and Glasgow in Scotland and I am delighted to announce that funds raised this evening will support a similar programme to be run in partnership with Harlem RBI here in New York, and potentially others like it.
It is exciting that Harlem RBI’s Project Coach and our Coach Core will be linked in this way, sharing experience and lessons learned to provide opportunity and inspiration to disadvantaged young people here and back home in Britain.
I visited the project in Harlem this afternoon, and met many of these young people whose lives are being changed through the power of sport. As they learn and grow under the careful guidance of Harlem RBI, they represent living proof of what can be achieved. It was truly uplifting.
So, sport and coaching really does change lives. Who better to tell you this than the young coaches themselves? I am privileged to welcome to the stage Terell Jordan, one of our Foundation’s first Coach Core’s apprentice coaches from the UK, and Robert Saltares, who is already making a real difference to young people’s lives in Harlem.
Prince Harry's speech at the Sentebale Concert, Kensington Palace
We must follow the example of the young people of Lesotho, and meet one of the great challenges of our generation with optimism, energy, and openness.
Prince Harry's charity Sentebale to host music concert in Kensington Palace Gardens with Coldplay on 28 June
Prince Harry's speech at the closing ceremony of the Orlando Invictus Games
You are all Invictus. You are now ambassadors for the spirit of these games. Spread the word. Never stop fighting. And do all you can to lift up everyone around you.
Prince Harry's speech at the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games in Orlando
I cannot tell you how proud and excited I am to open the second Invictus games here in America
Prince Harry's speech at the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, Florida
We are confident that, in partnership with others and by maximising our use of the new centre, we will provide 1 million hours of support to children and young people living...
Prince Harry speaks in Toronto ahead of the 2017 Invictus Games
I can’t wait to see how Canada embraces the games and rises to the challenge of telling Chapter 3 of the Invictus story
The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
Prince Harry releases a selection of personal photographs from Africa
A speech by Prince Harry at the official opening of Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Centre, Lesotho
Behind those smiles it was clear they desperately needed care, attention and above all, love.
Programme details for Prince Harry's tour of Lesotho and South Africa
A speech by Prince Harry at an Endeavour Fund reception
Trust them, trust yourselves – for you had the same training.
A speech by Prince Harry at Fort Belvoir
From that moment, I knew I had a responsibility to help all veterans, who had made huge personal sacrifices for their countries, to lead healthy and dignified lives after...
A speech by Prince Harry on the Invictus Games at the Ambassador's Residence, Washington DC
Invictus 2016 is going to be a huge success – let’s get out there and let’s make this happen.
A speech by Prince Harry at the WellChild Awards, 2015
We literally have the bravest children in the UK in this room.
A speech by Prince Harry at the Service of Dedication for the Bastion Memorial
The names of the Fallen shine in gold, as they do in our memories.
A reading by Prince Harry at the Lone Pine Australian Service, Centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign
Great valour was a common virtue.
A reading by Prince Harry from a letter written by an unidentified member of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles, 17 August 1915
Forty per cent of us on that hill were hit that night.
The Queen's message marking Prince Harry's secondment to the Australian Diggers
A speech by Prince Harry at the Walking with the Wounded "Walk of Britain" Launch
As I make this transition myself, I'm determined to do all I can to help others.
A speech by Prince Harry at the Coach Core graduation ceremony, St James's Palace
I hope that wherever the future takes you, that you will continue to be role models and to inspire others through sport.
A speech by Prince Harry at the Sentebale Polo Cup, Abu Dhabi
This is a generation that urgently needs our help, for their future and the future prosperity of Africa.
A speech by Prince Harry at RAF Honington
It is clear that every member of the Squadron possesses the determination and professionalism to succeed, even in the most arduous of circumstances.
A speech by Prince Harry at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala Dinner
All of us together can make a real difference for children and young people.
A speech by Prince Harry at the WellChild Awards, 2014
It is fantastic to see so many people getting behind WellChild.
A speech by Prince Harry about the Invictus Games in September, BT Tower, London
The Invictus Games this September will give these inspirational people the opportunity to showcase their talent and in doing so, prove that anything is really possible.
A speech by Prince Harry at the Sentebale Summer Party, London
What a difference we can make if we all work together.
A speech by Prince Harry at WE day, Wembley Arena, London
Some people don’t think it's cool to help others; personally I think it’s the coolest thing in the world!
Prince Harry to take part in the Walking with the Wounded expedition to the South Pole
A speech by Prince Harry at the Centre for Blast Injuries, Imperial College, London
I applaud your vision and of course your aims.