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  • 7 March 2014, 18:52

Cressida And Harry Spotted At We Day Event

Prince Harry's girlfriend Cressida Bonas has been spotted at one of his official engagements, as he urged young people to help others.

Speaking to 12,000 students from 400 schools at the We Day event at Wembley Arena in London, Prince Harry described voluntary work as the "coolest thing in the world".

He was seen sitting alongside Ms Bonas at the venue, as a host of acts took to the stage.

It is thought to be the first time she has attended one of his official appointments.

During his 10-minute speech, Prince Harry said: "The internet is now part of our everyday lives and social media has changed the way we communicate.

"What this means is that our generation, although I am nearly 30, has the greatest opportunity of any in our history to effect change on a global scale."

Pop stars Ellie Goulding and Jennifer Lawrence both performed as part of the event, which was organised by the charity Free The Children.

Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan in 2012, also appeared on stage.

"Your most powerful tool, your most powerful weapon is your voice," she said.

The We Day format is already popular in the US and Canada, where events have been held since 2007.

Its goal is to "empower a generation to shift the world from 'me' to 'we', through how we act, how we give, the choices we make".

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, who helped organise the event with his daughter Holly, told Sky News: "We are very lucky, everybody wants to get into a position to be able to make a difference and if you get into that position you've got to make a difference so we are very fortunate."

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