Prince William is to follow in his grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh's footsteps by launching his own awards scheme.

Prince William

Prince William

The 34-year-old royal has teamed up with the national education charity SkillForce to put together the SkillForce's Prince William Award, which is aimed at children aged between six and 14, and aims to make them develop character, confidence and resilience in life situations.

The Duke of Cambridge - who has 21-month-old Princess Charlotte and three-year-old Prince George with his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, 35 - will pay a visit to pupils who embark on the awards scheme within its first year to see how well it odes.

On their website, SkillForce say: "Our mission is to empower children and young people to make positive choices and feel 'comfortable in their own skin', building confidence, resilience and good character using the skills and experience of ex-Services personnel."

William will officially open the programme at Llanfoist Fawr Primary School on Wednesday (01.03.17).

And William and Prince Philip are not the only royals doing their bit for youths.

Prince Edward, 52, - who is the youngest child of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip - launched the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Diamond Challenge last year.

The Diamond Challenge marks the charity's 60th anniversary of the gold, silver and bronze youth achievement award, which was founded by Philip in 1956.