Prince Harry has followed in his mother's footsteps by espousing many of the same causes as she had.
Losing a loved one is not easy for anyone. But, what if your loved one, your mother was so famous that her photos are plastered all over the internet, books, and newspapers. There is a daily reminder that she's gone and more so on a day that would have been incredibly special if she was there. This is probably what Princess Diana's children must be going through.
On what could have been Princess Diana's 59th birthday this July 1, her younger son, Prince Harry, recorded a speech for the virtual Diana awards. And, he proved that he is taking his mother's legacy forward through his devotion to the people.
The awards are given to those who live up to his late mother's spirit and he said that he's "incredibly proud to be part of these awards, as they honor the legacy of my mother and bring out the very best in people," according to Vanity Fair.
Speaking to young protestors he said, "You all are doing such incredible work, and at a time of great uncertainty, you have found the power and inspiration inside of you to make a positive mark on the world. And I love that The Diana Award is able to help you do it."
"I know that my mother has been an inspiration to many of you, and I can assure you she would have been fighting in your corner. Like many of you, she never took the easy route or the popular one or the comfortable one. But she stood for something, and she stood up for people who needed it," continued the duke, as per Harper's Bazaar.
"Right now, we are seeing situations around the world where division, isolation, and anger are dominating, as pain and trauma come to the surface. But I see the greatest hope in people like you, and I'm confident about the world's future and its ability to heal, because it is in your hands."
The prince then mentioned the current Black Lives Matter movement, which is taking place across the country they are living in. He said that he and his wife, Duchess Meghan, feel that their generations should have done more to dismantle systems that continue the cycle of racism. They are the only members of the royal family to have spoken about this issue.
"My wife said recently that our generation and the ones before us haven't done enough to right the wrongs of the past. I, too, am sorry—sorry that we haven't got the world to a place you deserve it to be," said Harry.
"Institutional racism has no place in our societies, yet it is still endemic. Unconscious bias must be acknowledged without blame to create a better world for all of you."
He added that his wife and he were "committed to being part of the solution and to being part of the change that you are all leading." He concluded, "Now is the time, and we know that you can do it."
The Duke of Sussex, who said that his mother would be "fighting" alongside people of color to end "institutional racism," was probably right about this.
Her charity work had spanned many continents but one of the most known causes was her fight against landmines in African nations. She cared about the safety of future generations there and worked to ensure that landmines in Angola were removed. Her son, Harry, continued her legacy there and walked those landmines just like her all those years ago, according to Time.com.
Just like her, he is a People's Prince, who doesn't shy away from reaching out to people, be they folks from the streets, or the elderly, or former gang members. Together, Harry and Meghan have been working towards making the world a better place by fighting injustices and raising awareness, just like the iconic Princess Diana.