In an interview, Prince Harry has talked about how his mother continues to inspire him and how she still influences him. Harry stated that Princess Diana left a “giant hole” inside him.
Prince Harry was only 12 when his mother, Princess Diana died. However, he opened up about her profound influence in his life. In a exclusive interview with “People”, he said, “All I want to do is make my mother incredibly proud. That’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.”
On Wednesday, just before he set off for the Invictus Games in Orlando, he spoke about wanting kids, bringing Invictus Games to America and Princess Diana and how she still inspires him. He was speaking in the Audience Room of Kingston Palace. He also talked about his plans to attend a Charity Polo match in Palm Beach Florida.
Harry said, “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.”
The British Prince said that he does not consciously follow his mother’s footsteps but he can see the resemblance in whatever he does.
The 31-year-old said, “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,” added he.
Harry also talked about how his experience in the military inspired him to introduce Invictus Games.
According to abcNEWS, Prince Harry wasted no time in showing why he is called “Prince of Hearts” by raising money for Sentebale charity in the polo match in Florida.
Sentebale, which means “forget me not” was founded by the Prince Harry along with the Prince of Lesotho, 12 years ago in honour of Princess Diana. The Charity helps poverty stricken children of Lesotho, most of whom are AIDS patients.
Incidentally, Harry revealed to the crowd in Florida that forget me not was his mothers favourite flower.