Prince Harry always keeps his mother in mind. The Duke of Sussex expressed his hopes and plans for the upcoming anniversary of Princess Diana’s death on August 31.
Queen Elizabeth‘s grandson, 37, was speaking after a polo match organized by the charity Sentebale, which he founded in 2006 with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to help children in Africa affected by poverty, inequality, HIV/AIDS and, recently, covid-19.
What did Prince Harry say about Princess Diana’s death?
“My dear friend Prince Seeiso and I founded Sentebale 16 years ago in honor of our mothers, with a mission to support many of the most vulnerable young people on the planet and provide care and help for them to thrive,” Prince Harry began by saying on stage.
“In Sesotho, the language of the Basotho, the word ‘sentebale’ means ‘don’t forget me,'” he continued. “Next week is the 25th anniversary of my mother’s death, and she will certainly never be forgotten. I want it to be a day filled with memories of her incredible work and love for the way she did it.”
“I want it to be a day to share my mother’s spirit with my family, with my children, who I would have loved to have met her,” he added, referring to his son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 1. “Every day, I hope to make her proud,” Queen Elizabeth’s grandson expressed.
Praising his mother’s “tireless” energy in her efforts to “support and destigmatize those with HIV and AIDS,” Harry referred to how the charity connects with Diana today.
“Fittingly, her favorite flowers were forget-me-nots,” he said. “I hope we can remember my mother’s legacy by re-engaging with those we serve,whoever and wherever they are.”
Prince Harry, throughout his life, has tried to follow in his mother’s footsteps through charities and supporting different causes.
Just a few days ago, the Duke of Sussex was on a trip to Africa as part of his work with African Parks. Harry toured wildlife and nature protected areas with U.S. officials, conservationists and philanthropists.