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As a lifelong philanthropist, Prince Harry is known for having a heart of gold -- and now he'll have an award to prove it.

Fittingly, the 26-year-old royal will receive the Golden Heart award on behalf of the German charity Ein Herz für Kinder (Heart for Children) in Berlin on December 18.

A patron of numerous charities (including Sentebale, WellChild, The Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial Fund, Dolen Cymru and MapAction), Harry will also undertake a series of engagements around town the following day.

Harry isn't the only royal family member with a soft spot for a good cause: Prince William's bride-to-be, Kate Middleton, made her first post-engagement appearance at a carol service for the Henry Van Straubenzee Memorial Fund on December 1.

"Kate was very respectful of the service and didn't speak to people during," an onlooker at St. Lukes Church in Chelsea, London, told "She was effervescent, happy and, of course, in everyone's gaze. But she handled it very well."