The Endeavour Fund was founded in 2012 with the support of Harry and Prince William and Princess Kate. The Fund offers funding for sporting and adventure challenges for wounded servicemen and women and helps provide them with support and mentoring.
Harry, who announced the winner of the Endeavour Fund Henry Worsley Prize, said he was moved by the stories of all of those nominated.
"I am fortunate enough to meet many of those who take part in the endeavors that we support and I am continually amazed by the tenacity, fortitude and unshakable humor displayed by the men and women who sign up to run races, cross oceans, climb mountains or take on challenges few would even contemplate," he said. "You guys are truly awesome and society needs every single one of you, and it’s up to every single one of us in this room to provide those opportunities for you."
Markle made a brief speech introducing the second award winner and said she felt "truly privileged" to be there. There was a slight delay when Markle's co-presenter had trouble opening the envelope and she had to assist him.
Harry has been introducing Markle to different parts of the U.K., and to the causes closest to him, in the months since their engagement was announced last November.
The couple visited Wales on Jan. 18, where they toured a castle, met with young students and celebrated the area's heritage and culture.
Harry and Markle also visited a radio station in the Brixton district of London that provides educational and training programs for at-risk teens in the community.
Harry and Markle's first royal outing as a newly-engaged couple was in December in Nottingham. By making their first royal visit on World AIDS Day, Harry chose to share with Markle a poignant reminder of the work of his mother, the late Princes Diana, at their first event meeting the British public.
Markle will give up her previous charitable work and join the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry when she marries. The Foundation is the main charitable vehicle for the young royals' philanthropic activities and focuses on their interests, including mental health, conservation, support for the armed forces and helping young people build skills and confidence.
Harry and Markle plan to wed May 19, 2018, in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.