Prince Harry gave a heartfelt speech before he was joined on stage by his wife Meghan Markle at the WE Day U.K. event Wednesday morning.
The duke addressed the crowd at London’s Wembley Stadium, talking about mental health and climate change.
Harry shared: “To be amongst all of you progressive, motivated, open-minded, change-makers, is what gives me hope for the future.
“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.
“You don’t judge someone based on how they look, where they’re from, or how they identify. In this room, you see the world for what it is – vibrant, colourful, mixed and full of promise.”
The event brought together a long list of A-list celebrities, inspiring speakers, and world leaders, along with some uplifting stories of change from real people.
Harry added of kids voicing their opinions, “You aren’t always going to agree, you may find yourselves frustrated with the older generation when it seems like they don’t care. But try to remove that judgment.
“Try to remember that not everyone sees the world the way you do but that doesn’t mean they don’t care.
“It means you have the incredible opportunity to help reshape mindsets, to empower those around you to think outside the box, and to work with you — not against you — to find solutions.
“You know that if you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.”
Harry ended his speech by telling the youngsters to “be braver and stronger,” as well as urging them to be kind to one another, protect wildlife, conserve water, and take risks.