This summer, Althorp will be hosting a new exhibition entitled ‘Walking in her Shoes’.  It will showcase the work of 20 truly inspirational young people from around the world, who will be presented with The Legacy Award demonstrating the monumental impact they have had on society and the lives of others.

The Diana Award is the charity set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales’s belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better.  It is committed to fostering and developing change through practical action with young people.

To date over 47,000 young role models have been honoured with The Diana Award for selflessly transforming the lives of others and creating a positive change in their communities. Many of these young people were not born when Princess Diana died twenty years ago but they carry their Diana Award with pride and admiration for the woman whose memory it was set up in.

Over the past 18 years The Earl Spencer has welcomed thousands of young people who hold The Diana Award as his guests at Althorp. He was on the committee that established the charity in his sister’s memory, and has spoken of how The Diana Award fits so perfectly with his late sister’s core values of kindness, compassion and service.

In this year, which includes the deeply painful 20th anniversary of my sister’s death, I want very much for people to celebrate Diana’s life, and the many positive legacies that she left behind. The Diana Award is one of those – capturing her love of young people, and her aim of making the world a better place. I am therefore truly delighted to host the ‘Walking in Her Shoes’ exhibition at Althorp, hoping it will prove to be an inspiration to all who see it.”  The Earl Spencer.

Walking in her Shoes opens May 21st, 2017