Prince Harry has spoken about his mother’s legacy and how her “voice” helps him parent his children Lilibet and Archie every day.
Prince Harry Says His Mother’s Voice Is Now ‘Stronger Than Ever’ In His Life After Becoming A Parent
The Duke of Sussex, 37, was speaking during a virtual ceremony for the Diana Awards. The awards take place every year in memory of Princess Diana, who tragically died in a car crash 25 years ago. The Diana Award honors people aged 9-25 for their social action and humanitarian work. The ceremony was streamed on live on YouTube.
Prince Harry paid tribute to the Princess of Wales on what would have been her 61st birthday. He went on to state that since becoming a parent to Archie, three, and daughter, Lilibet, one, and husband to Meghan his “mother’s voice” has become ‘even stronger’ in his life.
Prince Harry Spoke About How His Mother Inspired Him To Speak Up
Prince Harry appeared via video link to welcome the young participants to the awards.
“My mother instilled in me a drive to speak up and fight for a better world,” he said. “And now, as a husband and parent, my mother’s voice is even stronger in my life. There isn’t a day during the past two and a half decades where I haven’t thought about the mark she left, not only on me and my brother, but on all of our lives,” he said.
Prince William Did Not Attend The Award Ceremony After Rumors Of A ‘Strained’ Relationship With His Younger Brother
In recent years, rumors of a rift between brother Prince William and Harry have been heavily reported. Prince William, 40, did not take part in the ceremony and instead sent a letter to the winners. He wrote passionately saying his mother would be “so proud” of what they achieved.
The last time the brothers were in the presence of each other was during the Queen’s platinum celebrations in early June, both attending the service of thanksgiving for the Monarch at St Paul’s Cathedral on June 3.
Prince Harry said in his speech: “Today we’re reflecting on what would have been my mother’s 61st birthday,” he said, welcoming the attendees. “And this year it’s also 25 years since her passing.”
He continued: “This is a special year and one where I hope we take the extra time to not just remember her as she lived, but to reflect on the life she continues to leads through so many, including the young change makers with us today.”
Prince Harry Urged Us All To Be Kind To One Another
Prince Harry urged viewers to make a difference in their communities – however small.
“All of you have kept her voice alive by showing the world how each small action counts, how kindness is still valued and how our world can be better if we choose to make it so. To everybody who is part of this afternoon, know that you are already making a difference and we need you to keep making a difference.”
He closed the ceremony by saying: “What is we choose to believe in the idea that one person can change the world? What if we already know that to be possible? If you take away one thing from today, please let it be that no matter who you are or where you’re from or what you background is, you can create positive change in our world.”
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