Royal couple give backing to Co-operation Ireland event

Royal couple stamp seal of approval on Amazing the Space

Royal couple give backing to Co-operation Ireland event

Royal couple give backing to Co-operation Ireland event

Co-operation Ireland was delighted to welcome HRH Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle as guests of honour at the second Amazing the Space event at the Eikon Exhibition Centre on Friday, 23rd March.

Amazing the Space is a youth-led peace-building initiative, funded by the Northern Ireland Executive Office, that empowers young people across Northern Ireland, to become ambassadors for peace within their communities.

Prince Harry has been a key supporter of Amazing the Space, officially launching the 2018 project on his visit to Belfast in September.

He and Ms Markle met young people involved in organising Friday's event after watching a number of musical and dramatic performances by schoolchildren who recommitted to live out peace pledges.

Peter Sheridan, CEO, Co-operation Ireland said: “We were very pleased to welcome Prince Harry and Ms. Markle to attend Amazing the Space, a Co-operation Ireland and Executive Office project we see as being integral to the development of a peaceful society in Northern Ireland.

“To have so many young people in one place proactively speaking out in favour of peace and committing to living their lives through peaceful means can only bode well for society, and to have the Royal Family here to witness it makes it even more powerful.”

Speaking after meeting Prince Harry and Ms. Markle, Amber Hamilton (17) from Foyle College, Derry/Londonderry said; “She was so humble and down to earth so easy to talk to.

“She was really interested in the peace pledges we wrote.”

Kayleigh Doherty, 17, from St Mary’s College, Derry/Londonderry said;

“Prince Harry was very down to earth and he congratulated us on the work we were doing with Amazing the Space. He asked us what we had planned for the future. He was very interested in us."