The Prince shares how he needs to be an example like his mother was. He knows that not only is his son looking at him but the whole world is looking at him.
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, welcomed their first child into this world about a month ago. They have loved being parents and they have shared pictures with us along the way. Harry recently spoke on his mother's birthday at The Diana Award National Youth Mentoring Summit and he has been remembering his mother more and more now that he has become a father himself. He has not only realized how much of a role model he is to his son Archie and those around him, but he has also realized how much of a role model his mother was.
His mother, Princess Diana, passed away in 1997 from a terrible car accident. It was really hard for both Prince Harry and Prince William to lose their mother. It has been especially difficult for Prince Harry to know that his mother never got to meet his wife or his beautiful son. Prince Harry has realized that his mother played a huge role and people looked up to her. He wants people to be able to look up to him and be proud of his decisions.
Prince Harry said that he has found new clarity since becoming a father. He has realized that his mother was such a huge example and people still talk about the person she was. It has been over 20 years since her passing and people comment on the type of person she was and what she stood for. He wants to be the person that his son and others can look up to. He said that people might not notice that so many people are looking up to them. He said that maybe if more people thought they were examples they would be encouraged to be a little kinder, be a little more grateful and strive to be more successful.
Archie is watching his father and will try to follow in his footsteps. Harry said that his mother understood that her boys were watching her. She also knew the world was watching her. She always wanted to present herself in a manner that people could depend on her to be a good example. Prince Harry knows that his son is going to mimic him and he wants to be a role model that his child could mimic.