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Up to the youth to tackle climate change, says Harry

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The Duke of Sussex was speaking as he celebrated 70 years of the Commonwealth at a garden party in London on Friday.

The Duke of Sussex has said he believes it is “up to the youth” to tackle climate change.

Harry made the comments as he celebrated 70 years of the Commonwealth at a garden party in London on Friday.

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Rosette Muhoza, one of the winners of the Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards (Chris Jackson/PA)

She said: “The duke said it was going to be up to the youth to make the difference on climate change.

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Award-winner Wayne Neal, with Harry and Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Baroness Scotland (Chris Jackson/PA)

Ms Nelson, whose organisation tackles plastic pollution on the island nation, added: “A couple of years ago, climate change wasn’t even on the agenda, and [Harry] said the youth changed that.”

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The Duke of Sussex mingled with guests at the garden party (Chris Jackson/PA)

The awards, introduced in the Commonwealth’s 70th year, celebrated the outstanding achievements by young people from the 53 Commonwealth nations.

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The garden party celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Commonwealth (Chris Jackson/PA)

The 18-year-old said as she collected her award: “When I was nine years old, my real father abused me. My mother did not help me when my father abused me.”

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The Duke of Sussex presented some of the awards (Chris Jackson/PA)

“And I invite Prince Harry to come to Samoa.”

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