It's no secret Prince Harry loves children, but it was the story of two young Brazilian girls that brought him to tears Wednesday.
The prince was visiting underprivileged kids in Diadema, Brazil, specifically those without parents who are currently being helped by an organization called ACER, which attempts to reunite children with members of their extended family.
The 29-year-old, who attended a World Cup match the day before, was often close to tears while hearing the heartbreaking stories, but the tale of Karina, 8, and Carolina, 9, who are being raised by their grandmother, particularly struck a chord.
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Harry shared with reporters that the girls' father was in jail while the mother had been murdered at the age of 24. Their profound loss, as well as the way in which their mom died, caused the prince to get emotional thinking about his own mother's death.
Princess Diana was killed in a 1997 car crash while being pursued by paparazzi. Harry was only 12 at the time.
"I was completely overwhelmed and shocked," the redhead shared of the touching encounter. "There are two little girls — I'm quite emotional — just looking at them."
He continued, "I wanted to talk about my own experiences, but there is no point because it is just so far removed...The bravery of them looking at me, smiling at me...I wanted to use my own experiences in a very small way, to try to give them a bit of understanding about the fact, [that I saw what they] are going through."
Harry added he's not one to typically shed tears. "I've never blubbed in public as far as I can remember," he confessed. "It was amazing to hear those stories."
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