Prince Harry Talks to Son About Princess Diana: ‘Watching Over Us’

Keeping her presence alive. Prince HarryAnd Meghan MarkleArchie, their 2-year-old son is open about Princess Diana’s death to them.

“[We]It’s very true. [talk about her],” the former military pilot, 37, told the Today show’s Hoda KotbInterview with her on Wednesday, April 20. “I don’t tell him all the stuff that happened but certainly, ‘This is Grandma Diana.’ We’ve got pictures up in the house.”

Prince Harry Talks to Son Archie, 2, About Late Mom Princess Diana: ‘She’s Watching Over Us’

Prince Harry, Meghan markle, Archie and Princess Diana.
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The England native gushed about his mother’s “constant” presence in his and the 40-year-old Suits alum’s life, noting that he feels the Princess of Wales with him “more so than ever before.”

The duke, who is also the father of daughter Lilibet, 10 months, added, “It’s almost as if she’s done her bit with my brother, [Prince William], and now she’s very much helping me. … He’s got his kids [Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, and] I’ve got my kids. Although the circumstances may be different, I feel her presence almost every day. … She’s watching over us.”

The royal’s comments came nearly one year after he revealed in The Me You Can’t See that there is a photo of Diana in his toddler’s nursery.

“I wish she was around for Archie,” Harry explained in the May 2021 series. “One of the first words that he said apart from ‘Mama’ [and] ‘Papa’ was then ‘Grandma. Grandma Diana.’ It’s the sweetest thing. At the same time, it makes me really sad because she should be here.”

Harry added at the time that he also wishes that his wife “could have met” his mother, who died in a Paris car crash in 1997. However, he believes Diana would be “incredibly proud” of his family of four.

“I have no doubt,” he explained. “I’m living the life that she wanted to live for herself. Living the life she wanted. So not only do I know that she’s incredibly proud of me, but that she’s helped me get here. I’ve never felt her presence more as I have done over the last year.”

Harry and the former actress announced their retirement from their roles in the senior royal family in January 2020, making it permanent the next year. Harry and the actress have since settled down in Montecito in California.

The couple visited England last week for the first time since their return. Queen Elizabeth IIBefore attending the Invictus Games, the Netherlands.

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