When Princess Diana died in that tragic car accident nearly two decades ago, she left behind an incredible legacy and some very big shoes to fill. Her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, have spent their lives trying to carry on her legacy. Harry recently sat down with People magazine to talk about the “gaping hole” his mother left behind.
“When she died, there was a gaping hole,” he said, “not just for us but also for a huge amount of people across the world. 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 William.”
He said his mother serves as his inspiration for the charity work he does around the world, including his work with veterans. “I know I’ve got a lot of my mother in me. I am doing a lot of things that she would probably do,” he said.
“All I want to do is make my mother incredibly proud,” he confessed. “That’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.”
- Heather Laskin, SoShareThis.com