This Prince Harry Interview About Princess Diana Will Make You Cry
Break out the tissues.
Prince Harry is opening up about the late Princess Diana, who passed away when he was only 12, in his latest interview with People. Remembering his mother fondly, the now-31-year-old says the thing he cares most is doing what would make his mom proud.
“All I want to do is make my mother incredibly proud,” he says. “That’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.”
“When she died, there was a gaping hole, not just for us but also for a huge amount of people across the world,” he continues. “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 [Prince] William.”
Princess Diana died in 1997 after her car had crashed into a pillar in Paris. At the time, Harry was 12 and his older brother William was 15. Since then, Harry has actively carried out his mother’s charity work, though he admits he doesn’t consciously model himself after the People’s Princess.
“I enjoy what I do. But I don’t do things because I feel as though my mother would want me to do them,” he explains. “I know I’ve got a lot of my mother in me. I am doing a lot of things that she would probably do.”
Recently, Prince William had an emotional reaction when he visited the Taj Mahal, where his mother was famously photographed in what’s now known as “Lady Di’s Chair” — a bench in front of the monument — during a 1992 visit to India. William reportedly grew teary-eyed after recreating the iconic photo with his wife, Kate Middleton.
“It’s a beautiful place, stunning designs in there,” the Duchess of Cambridge told reporters at the time. “It’s been really incredible to learn about the romance of the building, and really beautiful architecture.”