Prince Harry is not shy about opening up about his feelings towards his late mother Diana Princess. The Duke of Sussex — who welcomed his first child, son Archie Harrison, with wife Meghan Markle about two months ago — recently spoke about the impact his mom had on the world, reported E News.
While attending The Diana Award National Youth Mentoring Summit two days ago, the Royal delivered a heartfelt speech about Diana and the role model he wants to be for his baby boy.
“My mother, Princess Diana, was a role model to so many, without realising the impact she would have on so many lives,” Prince Harry said. “You don’t have to be a princess or a public figure to be a role model. In fact, it’s equally valuable if you’re not because it’s more relatable. Being a role model and mentor can help heal the wounds of your own past and create a better future for someone else.”
He continued, “The person who may be sitting here today that doesn’t realise that someone looks up to them, that – for that person – you inspire them to be kinder, better, greater, more successful, more impactful.”
Harry then shifted is speech to his role as a father to baby Archie and the people he sees everyday that inspire those watching without even realising.
APS survivor Ahmed Nawaz received the Diana Award for his anti-radicalisation work, becoming the first Pakistani to receive the honour.
The Diana Award is the only charity set up in memory of the late Diana, which is founded as a legacy to the ‘Queen of Hearts’ and her belief that young people have the power to change the world.
At the end of his speech, Harry shared a special message. “To the mentees here today, I am incredibly proud of what you’ve achieved, and I can safely say that my mother, who would have turned 58 yesterday, would feel the same.”
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