Is it just us, or is Prince Harry seriously a stand-up guy? The royal tragically lost his mother, Princess Diana, when he was just 12 years old, and now, he’s comforting those who are going through what he did.
On Tuesday, Oct. 30, Harry greeted fans at Auckland Viaduct Harbour with his wife, Meghan Markle, and according to News.com.au, he spoke with a six-year-old boy named Otia Nante, who reportedly lost his mother when he was just a baby. That said, Otis’ grandma told Harry that the boy “looks up to you because he actually lost his mummy too.”
Once he heard that, Harry reportedly had some touching words for the boy. “Life will always be all right, you know that? I’ve made it to 34 years old, and life is great. I have a beautiful wife and a baby on the way. Your life is going to be sorted. Don’t you worry about that,” he said. Our hearts are melted. He even broke royal protocol by taking a selfie with him!
Ever since Diana died in a car crash back in 1997, Harry has been vocal about what life has been like without his mother. In the past, Harry has revealed he suffered his own mental health struggles after losing his mother at such a young age. “I can safely say that losing my mom at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years, has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal life but my work as well,” Harry once admitted to The Telegraph, according to People. “It was 20 years of not thinking about it, and two years of total chaos.”
He’s also opened up about how he strives to keep her legacy alive every day. “All I want to do is try and fill the holes my mother has left,” Harry once expressed in documentary Diana, 7 Days. “And between myself and William, and everybody else that’s in those privileged positions, to try and make a difference. And that’s what it’s about for us, trying to make a difference.”
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