“I hope that everything we do privately and officially, that it makes her proud.”
It’s been more than 15 years since Princess Diana tragically died in a car accident, but Prince Harry is working more than ever to make sure his mother’s legacy is kept alive and well. Harry sat down with Robin Roberts of ABC and opened up her legacy, his favorite memories of his mother, and his plans for kids of his own.
Diana, who was most well know for her charitable work, passed her passion for helping others on to both of her sons. Harry, who served in the military for over a decade, thinks about his mother a lot when doing charitable work. “I hope that a lot of my mother’s talents are shown in a lot of the work that I do,” Prince Harry said.
Harry, who formed the charity Sentebale, which provides aid to African children of Lesotho, in honor of his mother, said he hopes his mother is looking down on what he’s done and is proud. “I hope she’s looking down, you know, with tears in her eyes, being incredibly proud of what we’ve established, I suppose,” he said before adding, “I’m sure she’s longing for me to have kids so she can be a grandmother again.”
“I hope that everything we do privately and officially, that it makes her proud,” he reiterated. “I think losing your mother at such a young age does end up shaping your life massively. Of course, it does, and now I find myself trying to be there and give advice to other people who are in similar positions.”
When asked about his favorite memories of his mother, he fondly remembered their trip to Disney World. “It’s one of my very, very happy memories, of going to Disney World with my mum,” Harry said. “I went on ‘Space Mountain’ 14 times. I was like, ‘This is absolutely fantastic. This is the best thing ever.'”
Harry hopes to have some of those same fun times with his niece and nephew, saying he wants to be a “fun” uncle. “You’ve got to have fun in life. Otherwise, wow, imagine life without fun. You’ve got to be taken seriously, but I hope that I’m a fun uncle.”