Harry Delivers Moving Speech About Son Archie And Late Mom Diana
Just like his mom Diana, was an inspiration to all of us, Harry wants to be a role model for his baby boy, Archie.
On Tuesday, Harry took part in The National Youth Mentoring Summit, organised by the Diana Awards charity.
Speaking candidly at the event, Harry revealed how fatherhood has changed his perspective on setting a good example for those around him.
“I’m struck by a few things today, most of which is the power of the invisible role model,” the Duke said. “The person who may be sitting here today that doesn’t realize that someone looks up to them, that – for that person – you inspire them to be kinder, better, greater, more successful, more impactful.”
“Perhaps it’s the newfound clarity I have as a father knowing that my son will always be watching what I do, mimicking my behavior, one day maybe even following in my footsteps,” Harry continued. “But it’s not just my role as a father that shows me that; it’s in the people I see every day that don’t realize how inspirational they are to those watching.”
Harry also talked about his mother, Princess Diana – who would have been 58-years-old on Monday, and how she had been a role model without even realising it.
“My mother, Princess Diana, was a role model to so many, without realizing the impact she would have on so many lives,” Harry said.
“You don’t have to be a princess or a public figure to be a role model, in fact it’s equally valuable if you’re not because it’s more relatable. Being a role model and mentor can help heal the wounds of your own past and create a better future for someone else.”
The Diana Award is the only charity set up in memory of the late Princess Diana.
At the end of his speech, Harry shared a message about his mother: “To the mentees here today, I am incredibly proud of what you’ve achieved, and I can safely say that my mother, who would have turned 58 yesterday, would feel the same,” Harry concluded his speech.