In his new role as Ambassador of the Commonwealth Youth Forum, Prince Harry addressed the room of youth at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings.
Prince Harry “turns to the words of The Queen herself” on her 21st birthday when she dedicated herself to the Commonwealth.
He encourage the youth that together they will “lead the worlds response to climate change” and that they “must do more to move there dial”.
On climate change, Prince Harry noted that it is “something my father has believed for years yet society still struggles with.”
He pledged to “try and keep up” to the ambitious group and will “convene youth leaders across the Commonwealth” as he travels.
Prince Harry added that he will work “to support The Queen, my father The Prince of Wales and my brother William, all of whom know that young people are the answers to the challenges of today.”
To a massive cheer from the crowd, Prince Harry noted that his soon-to-be wife, Meghan Markle is “hugely excited” to join the prince in his work with the Commonwealth.
Finishing his speech, Prince Harry announced the new Commonwealth Scholarships scheme named ‘The Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarship’.
It will be run by the Association of Commonwealth Universities and will provide “150 new scholarships for study in low and middle-income countries” by 2025.
After his speech, the Rt. Hon Patricia Scotland QC praised Her Majesty for her promotion of Prince Harry.
“Could Her Majesty The Queen give us a greater gift then Prince Harry?” she said, to which the crowd agreed in unison.
She has revealed that a special youth event in the grounds of Commonwealth House will take part later this year.
The Rt. Hon Damian Hinds, the Secretary of State of Education gave the opening speech of the morning by having each region cheer the loudest. The Caribbean came out on top and he mentioned how it was “unusual of politicans” to be so loud.