Britain’s Prince Harry hopes to make mother proud
Britain’s Prince Harry wants to make his late mother proud.
The 31-year-old royal – who was just 12-years-old when his mother, Princess Diana of Wales, passed away in a car accident – says he will “spend the rest of my life trying to fill the void” that she left when she tragically passed away.
He said: “All I want to do is make my mother incredibly proud. That’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.
“When she died, there was a gaping hole, not just for us but also for a huge amount of people across the world. If I can try and fill a very small part of that, then job done. I will have to, in a good way, spend the rest of my life trying to fill that void as much as possible. And so will William.”
However, the Prince – who has his own charity, Sentebale, which helps vulnerable children in Lesotho – insists he is doing things that he wants to do and not because his mother would have wanted him to do them, although he admits there are very similar people.
He added to PEOPLE magazine: “I enjoy what I do. But I don’t do things because I feel as though my mother would want me to do them. I know I’ve got a lot of my mother in me. I am doing a lot of things that she would probably do.”
Meanwhile, Prince Harry previously revealed he understands the loss felt by many African children who have had their loved ones “snatched away” as he opened Sentebale’s Mamohato Children’s Centre in Lesotho last year.
He said: “Although our situations couldn’t have been more different, I felt an overwhelming connection to many of the children I met. They were far younger than me, and of course, their situation was a great deal more challenging than my own.
“Nonetheless, we shared a similar feeling of loss, having a loved one, in my case a parent, snatched away so suddenly. I, like them, knew there would always be a gaping hole that could never be filled. For so many of the children in Lesotho, that situation was compounded by the harsh environment and extreme poverty they faced.”