Prince Harry Reveals How Princess Diana Still Influences Him In Interview

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Princess Diana died when her son, Prince Harry, was only 12 years old, but in a recent interview, the 31-year-old royal reveals how his late mum still influences him today.

"All I want to do is make my mother incredibly proud," Harry told People magazine. "That's all I ever wanted to do."

The late Princess of Wales died in a car accident in Paris in August, 1997, when she was only 36 years old.

Although he's been without his precious mum for almost two decades, the fifth in line to the throne said Diana still inspires him, especially through his charity work.

"When she died, there was a gaping hole, not just for us but also for a huge amount of people across the world," he said. "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."

Indeed, Harry would make Diana proud with the amount of good work he's been doing around the world.

Lately, Harry has been deeply involved in working for the Invictus Games, which takes place this year in Florida starting May 8 — more than 500 athletes from around the world are expected to compete. The Games are a sporting event for military personnel who are sick, wounded or injured.

On Monday, William's younger brother visited Toronto to kick off the 2017 Invictus Games countdown— it's being held in the city next year— and joined Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for a private meeting, followed by a sledge hockey game at Ryerson University's Mattamy Athletic Centre.

Although Diana dedicated a lot of time to her favourite charities, Harry said he doesn't consciously model himself on how she carried out her charitable work.

"I enjoy what I do," he said, "but I don't do things because I feel as though my mother would want me to do them."

Despite this, he said, "I know I've got a lot of my mother in me. I am doing a lot of things that she would probably do."

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