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Prince Harry On Friday he said he sees Princess Diana’s legacy in his “every day in his children” in a speech honoring her on her birthday.
As People magazine reports, “Today, we’re looking at what would be my mother’s 61st birthday,” Harry said during a virtual ceremony to the recipients of the Diana Awards, which honors young philanthropists. . It was founded in 1999, two years after his untimely death in a car accident at the age of 36 in Paris. “And this year also marks 25 years since he passed away. There is not a day in the last two and a half decades when I have thought of the impression he left not only on me and my brother but on the lives of all of us. . “
Harry said he saw his mother’s legacy – who was known for her charitable work – among the recipients.
“I see her legacy in a Diana Awards community that spans several generations,” he continued. “Whenever I meet families, youth and children from all corners of the world, I see their legacy. And, when I look at my children every day, I see my mother’s legacy.”
Harry has a son, Archie, 3, and a daughter, Lilibet, 1, whom he shares with his wife, Meghan Markle.
He said that Diana taught her brother Prince William And asking them to “speak up and fight for a better world”, she felt that “as a husband and parent, my mother’s voice is even stronger in my life.”
William also honored his mother in a letter to the honorees, saying, “You are truly a mark of my mother’s legacy and I know she would be very proud of all of you. I believe you.” There is no better way to celebrate their life and work than by recognizing the incredible people who dedicate so much time and effort to helping those around them.”
William and Harry were now 39 and 37 when their mother died. Images of two young boys walking past their mother’s coffin at her funeral in 1997 burned into the memories of many that day.
While the brothers’ relationship has been strained for the past few years, they reunited at Kensington Palace’s Sunken Gardens last summer to unveil a statue in their mother’s memory for her 60th birthday.
In May of this year, William spoke about his grief as he paid a personal tribute to the families of 22 people after a suicide bomber targeted an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena five years ago. He and his wife, Kate Middleton, attended the official opening of a public memorial in the city.
The prince told the families of those who died that he knew “the pain and trauma felt by many has not gone away.”
William said, “As a person who lives with his grief, I also know that what matters most to the bereaved is that what we have lost is never forgotten.” ” “Remembering is comforting. In accepting that, too soon taken away, they lived.”
Fox News’s Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.