The Royals carry on their late mother's charity work

Prince William and Prince Harry have pledged their support for the Terrence Higgins Trust.

The HIV support charity – which their mother Princess Diana campaigned for before her death in 1997 – is an organisation close to the princes’ hearts.

The brothers have sent a letter congratulating the trust on its 30th anniversary.  

‘Our generation has never known a world without HIV,’ they write. ‘We have grown up knowing of the devastating impact this virus has on lives, on families, on communities.

‘We know too, that HIV can be treated and the lives of sufferers extended by many years.

‘However, there is still a stigma which blights sufferers of the disease, even today.

‘Our generation must pick up the sword and continue the fight. There is still no cure or vaccine.’

The Duke of Cambridge, 30 and brother Harry, 28, want to help HIV from spreading further in the future.

‘Terrence Higgins Trust will be to the fore in this,’ they maintain.

‘Our mother believed passionately in the work of the trust.’

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