Prince Harry has opened up about his late mother Princess Diana, admitting that he is “never going to be able” to fill her boots.
The 31-year-old appeared on Good Morning Britain today ahead of the opening of the Invictus Games in Florida.
“It’s a weird one,” he said of his mother’s legacy weighing on his shoulders.
“Earlier on in life you don’t really think about that, you’re trying to find your own route in life and if there’s even a small void that I can fill, and fill that gap that she’s left for so many people, then that’s sort of a mission success for me.”
He added: “I don’t feel there’s that much pressure when it comes to filling her boots, because I’m never going to be able to do that.
“But in everything I do, I hope I do it with a smile on my face with an element of fun and I love the fact that people are interested not with just what I’m doing but the causes that my heart is set on.”
Of whether she would be proud, Harry continued: “It’s a great shame that she’s not here and that. Every day, depending on what I’m doing, I wonder what it would be like if she was here and what she would say and how she would be making everybody else laugh as well.
“There’s all sorts of thoughts and emotions that come running through, especially the fact that I was here last [in Florida] in 1993 with her and now I’m back here, you know, 31 years old and trying my best to make her proud.”
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US