The Duke of Sussex has urged the “greatest generation” of young people not to feel frustrated with their elders who seem “like they don’t care”, as he brings his wife onstage for a “surprise” appearance in front of screaming fans.
The Duke told youngsters at the annual WE Day conference they were the “most engaged generation in history”, as he quoted the Duchess’ favourite mantra from Martin Luther King.
After delivering the speech, he told an audience of thousands that he would “try and drag” his wife on stage, before the couple stood with their arms around each other and told them: “Guys, I am with you. We are with you. Get to work.”
In an address based on tackling two “absolutely crucial” causes the Duke identified as mental health and saving the planet, he urged youngsters to be “mindful” of their own feelings and surroundings.
“To be amongst all of you progressive, motivated, open minded, change-makers, is what gives me hope for the future,” he said.
“Your optimism is inspiring – you see opportunities where other people see challenges; you seek solutions when others just focus on problems.
“You are the most engaged generation in history. You care about values, doing the right thing, and championing the causes that will shape your future.