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Prince Harry says his charity work is to make mother Diana proud

PTI
Published Dec 18, 2016, 7:11 pm IST
Updated Dec 18, 2016, 7:11 pm IST
Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, when Harry was just 13-years-old.
ritain's Prince Harry has said that all his charity work is aimed at making his late mother, Princess Diana, proud. (Photo: AP)
 ritain's Prince Harry has said that all his charity work is aimed at making his late mother, Princess Diana, proud. (Photo: AP)

London: Britain's Prince Harry has said that all his charity work is aimed at making his late mother, Princess Diana, proud, and his work has given him "focus" and "purpose" to get over the grief of loosing her at a young age.

The 32-year-old, fifth in line to Britain's throne, speaks candidly in a documentary to mark the 10th anniversary of Sentebale, the charity he co-founded with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to support children affected by the HIV/Aids epidemic in the southern African country.

 

"I want to do something really constructive with my life. I want to do something that makes my mother proud. My mother stood for something. There's a lot of unfinished business and a lot of work that my mother never completed," he said.

Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, when Harry was just 13-years-old.

During the documentary, 'Prince Harry in Africa', to be broadcast in the UK on Monday, Harry also described how his work with Sentebale helped to give him "focus and purpose to get over his grief".

"My mother died when I was very, very young. I never really dealt with what had happened. There was a lot of buried emotion. So for a huge part of my life I just didn't even want to think about it," he said.

He added: "I used to bury my head in the sand and just let everything around you just tear you to pieces. I now view life very differently. At the start I was just the ginger white prince who came to make these children laugh.

"I would encourage everyone to do good, because then you can go to bed at night feeling good about yourself. It's fun to be good, it's boring to be bad. But you can be naughty as well," he said.

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