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Prince William and Harry present teenage carer with special award

A teenage carer from Northampton has been presented with a special award from Prince William and Harry at a prestigious ceremony in London.

The Royal brothers were honouring 20 young people from around the world with the distinguished 'Legacy Award' - and Joshua Adams was amongst the selected few.

Since the age of 13, the student has cared for his younger siblings as well as his mum, who suffers from a complex mental health disorder.

He not only balances his home life with studying for three A-Levels, but also mentors other young carers.

Joshua receives the award from the future King.

Both Prince William and Prince Harry expressed admiration for Joshua's selflessness, with William addressing the recipients by saying: "I cannot believe how young you all are, most of you are still at school. When you get some spare time on your hands you're saving lives and inspiring people".

The Princes spent time listening to the stories of Josh and the other young people in the lead up to the awards which were presented in honour of their mother, the late Princess of Wales.

We are so pleased that her name is being put to good use by the Diana Award to recognise young people who are making a mark in the world around them.

– Prince William

The work of the 20 Legacy Award winners, including Joshua, will be showcased in a special exhibition entitled ‘Walking in Her Shoes’ for The Diana Award at Althorp House this summer.