Prince Harry's Words About Losing Princess Diana Will Break Your Heart


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Losing a parent is hard on a child at any age, but to have the whole world watch as you mourn has to be incredibly painful on a whole different level. Prince Harry is opening up about losing his mom, Princess Diana, in a new documentary about the charity, Sentebale, which he established in her honor and translates to "Forget me not." The 32-year-old's honesty will truly tug at your heart. 

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Though Harry lost his mother tragically almost 20 years ago, the pain seems still raw and fresh and his candid thoughts might explain why. 

"I never really dealt with what had happened," the prince said. "It was a lot of buried emotion. For a huge part of my life I didn’t really want to think about it."

Who could blame him? The whole world was rocked and stunned by the loss of the woman known as "the people's princess." We can only imagine how much more grief he must have been experiencing, especially at such a young age. 

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But rather than wallow, Harry chose to move forward in a way that would make his mother proud.  

In 2006, Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, Africa founded the charity which helps children in that region who are vulnerable as a result of HIV and AIDS. We think it's safe to say Diana would be thrilled with her son's endeavor.

"There was obviously a connection between us," Harry explained regarding his bond with Seeiso, who also lost his mom. "His mother stood for something and my mother stood for something as well." 

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But knowing what these amazing moms would've wanted for and from their sons also gave them new-found purpose. 

"I now view life very differently from what it used to be," Harry said. "I used to bury my head in the sand, and let everything around you tear you to pieces."

Harry truly has used his position to help others and that legacy is one that his mother would cherish. 

"My mother died when I was very, very young and I don’t want to be in the position," said Harry. "Now I’m so energized, fired up, to be lucky enough to be in a position to make a difference."

He's definitely an inspiration for all those who are wondering how to turn a heartbreaking loss into an life-changing mission. His mother would be honored to know her values live on in her son.

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