Their Royal Highnesses the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry have sent a message of support to HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust to mark its 30th anniversary.

The message from the Princes speaks of the need for a renewed focus among their generation on the fight against HIV. In it they say, ‘The fight against HIV started 30 years ago. Our generation must pick up the sword and continue the fight. There is still no cure or vaccine. However, we know it is possible to prevent HIV from spreading further in the future. Terrence Higgins Trust will be to the fore in this, and for that reason, and because our mother believed so passionately in the work of the Trust, we wholeheartedly congratulate you on thirty years of selfless service to others’.

Sir Nick Partridge, Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust, said, ‘We are incredibly honoured to have this message of support from Their Royal Highnesses. In the 30 years since Terry Higgins’ friends founded our charity we’ve achieved so much but the fight against HIV is far from over.  It’s wonderful to see the princes inspiring their generation to take up the cause the way their mother inspired mine’.

Photographer John Swannell has donated a print of the young princes with their mother (shown in our featured image) to Terrence Higgins Trust, which will be included as a lot at its 30th Anniversary Auction at Christie’s on 21 March 2013.

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