Prince Harry Talks of the Heartache He Carries Over Loss of His Mom

prince harryWith the holiday season here, there is no doubt Prince Harry is thinking about his mom, the late Princess Diana. When Harry and brother Prince William speak of her, their pain is very evident. Harry opened up about his mom at a charity event and addressed the "gaping hole" in his heart.

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Harry was in Lesotho, Africa, at the Mamohato Children's Center -- he was there for its opening reception. It's one of the orphanages his charity built. These royals truly do such wonderful things; and both Harry and William have stepped up to carry on their mother's wonderful work. While there, Harry talked about how he could relate to orphaned children because his mom died when he was just 12 years old. He mentioned how they must have similar feelings of loss, but also said that these children face challenges far greater than his own. Most heartbreaking is how Harry spoke of the loss of his mother, Princess Diana. "I knew there would always be a gaping hole that could never be filled," he shared when talking about his mum's death.

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Both Harry and Prince William tend to hold their emotions regarding their mother very close to their heart. So when they do speak out about her or their feelings surrounding her loss, it comes with a lot of heaviness and emotion.

Harry carries on his mother's mission with such pride. He said how he knows the importance of helping those who need it and to also do things "behind the scenes." He said, "It’s something that our mother did a lot. And that’s the time you really get to learn. You get the experiences and you actually get the honest truth out of people."

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Princess Diana did some incredible work with charities, especially those that help children. But her most important work was that of being a mother to Prince William and Prince Harry. The values she instilled in her kids are there. The love she gave them, and how she showed by example how to be good citizens of the world -- that is something that is so precious and beautiful. Her children are her legacy, and they are certainly doing an incredible job.

 

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