Prince Harry showed him a boy in New Zealand who is not alone.
While greeting fans at the Viaduct Harbor in Auckland on Tuesday with Meghan Markle, Harry stopped to talk to Otia Nante, 6, whose grandmother told Harry that Otio had also lost his mother, according to News.com.au .
Harry consoled the child and said, "Life will always be fine. You know it? I reached 34 years old, and life is great. I have a beautiful wife and a baby on the way. Your life is going to be ordered. Do not worry about it ".
Although the Duke of Sussex usually adheres to the rule of the royal family to avoid selfies or sign autographs, Harry posed with Otia for a snapshot, which was shared by the Instagram fan account, Harry_Meghan_Updates.
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Prince Harry was only 12 when he tragically lost his mother, Princess Diana, in a car accident in Paris.
In a 2016 documentary for ITV focused on his charitable work in Lesotho, Africa, the king admitted that he spent a lot of time suppressing his feelings about his mother's death.
"I never really took care of what had happened. It was a lot of buried emotion, "Harry said." For a large part of my life, I really did not want to think about that. "
He continued: "Now I see life very different from what it used to be, I used to bury my head in the sand and let everything around you tear you to pieces.
Prince Harry has found a meaning, and a way to continue with his mother's legacy, in his work of charity. In May 2016, she spoke with PEOPLE about her ongoing charity work and said: "All I want to do is make my mother incredibly proud."
Meghan, 37, has also found ways to honor the mother-in-law she never met during her actual tour. She wore a pair of butterfly earrings and a gold bracelet that also belonged to Diana the first day of her tour in Sydney. In Tonga, Harry's wife wore Diana's aquamarine ring, which made her Meghan debut as the couple headed to their wedding reception.
In addition, the engagement ring of the Duchess of Sussex is formed by three diamonds, with a large stone in the center flanked by two smaller stones on the sides. The two side stones are from his late mother, the personal collection of Princess Diana, while the central stone is from Botswana, a country that is close to Harry's heart.
"I think everything about Harry's consideration is, and the inclusion of that and, obviously, not being able to meet his mother, it's very important for me to know that she is part of this with us," Meghan said during the engagement interview. of the couple.