And we totally get it
From the editors of InStyle US
Words by Jennifer Davis
Prince William had quite the inspiring Monday night. The Duke of Cambridge attended The Pride of Britain Awards to honour some of the United Kingdom’s bravest men, women, and children.
Before he hit the stage to present some of the night’s big awards, he met with a few of the honourees backstage, including five-year-old Suzie McCash. The young girl received the Child of Courage honour for saving her mum’s life at age four by calling emergency services. ‘I have a 4-year-old called George, and if I gave him a telephone I do not know what he would do,’ Prince William told her.
‘And so you know what, I’m going to have a conversation with my George about what to do because of what you’ve done. It’s really important.’
During the ceremony, the Duke presented three awards throughout the night. The first one went to the Grenfell firefighters, who were some of the first responders at the scene of the horrific and deadly apartment fire. ‘We should all take a moment to understand and appreciate all emergency services personnel and what they achieve in their communities,’ he said when presenting them with the award.
The two Special Recognition Awards he presented went to the Grenfell Community and the Manchester medics.
While giving the medics their award, some of the young people who were injured also joined William on the stage. ‘I can’t say enough how proud I am of what you do on a daily basis,’ he told those assembled. ‘The courage and spirit Manchester showed is a huge example to all of us.’
The full awards show will be broadcast on November 7.