Prince Harry hails ‘inspiring’ former child refugee and medical student who are winners of Queen’s award

Published by: The Evening Standard
Date: 5th December, 2017
Author: Safeeyah Kazi
Prince Harry today congratulated a former child refugee and a medical student who will be honoured by the Queen at Buckingham Palace next year for their work “transforming lives”. 
Harry Phinda, 24, of Croydon, who came to the UK after fleeing Zimbabwe 11 years ago, now campaigns for women’s rights and will receive a Queen’s Young Leaders Award in June. 
Medical student Leanne Armitage, 22, of Peckham, will also receive the award for her work inspiring people from under-represented backgrounds to enter careers in medicine.  
Prince Harry said: “I would like to congratulate the winners of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award for 2018. This award recognises the enormous effort and courage of these inspiring young people who are tackling some of the Commonwealth’s most pressing challenges and inspiring others to realise their full potential.”
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