Princes voice support for THT and call on their generation to continue the fight against HIV

Besi Besemar November 26, 2012

John Swannell’s print of the young princes with their mother will be auctioned at Terrence Higgins Trust’s 30th Anniversary Auction in March.

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 (THT) to mark its 30th anniversary.

Sir Nick Partridge, Chief Executive of THT, 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 to THT, which will be included as a lot at its 30th Anniversary Auction at Christie’s on March 21, 2013.

Terry Higgins died of an AIDS-related illness on July 4, 1982 at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. He was 37 years old. That same year, three of his closest friends founded the Terry Higgins Trust, using Terry’s name in the hope of humanising and personalising AIDS in a very public way.

From that first meeting in a small flat in East London, THT has grown to become the UK’s largest HIV and sexual health charity, with services across England, Scotland and Wales.

To read the Princes full message, view: