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Prince Harry details how he is spending the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death


Prince Harry has opened up about mourning his mother, Princess Diana, days before the 25th anniversary of her death.

The Princess of Wales died on August 31, 1997 after a car accident in Paris. She was 36 at the time, while Harry was just 12 and Prince William was 15.

“Next week is the 25th anniversary of my mother’s death, and she will certainly never be forgotten,” the Duke of Sussex said. said Thursday at an event for the charity Sentebale in Aspen, Colorado.

“I want it to be a day filled with memories of her incredible work and love for the way she did it,” the prince added. “I want it to be a day to share the spirit of my mother with my family, with my children – who I wish I could have met. Every day, I hope to make her proud.

Prince Harry speaks at a charity event on Thursday, August 25 in Aspen, Colorado.

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“She was tireless in … her work to support and de-stigmatize people living with HIV and AIDS,” he said. “I hope we can remember my mother’s legacy by recommitting to those we serve, whoever and wherever they are.”

The King co-founded Sentebale with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in 2006. The organization works with young people affected by HIV or otherwise marginalized in Southern Africa. His name translates to “forget me not” in the Sesotho language, according to the charity.

“Forget-me-not” is also the name of Diana’s favorite flower, which Harry and Meghan Markle planted with schoolchildren on the 23rd anniversary of the princess’s death in 2020.

As Harry and William mark this year’s commemoration privately, the two opened up about Diana as a first-time mother together on the 20th anniversary in 2017.

Prince Harry details how he is spending the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death
Princess Diana with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry on a skiing trip to Austria on March 30, 1993.

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“She was one of the meanest parents,” Harry said at the time for the ITV documentary ‘Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy’.

“She was very informal and really loved a laugh and a good time,” William added. “But she understood that there was real life outside the palace walls.”



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