Princess Diana's siblings all have naturally red hair just like Harry himself.
Prince Harry believes his son, Archie, and daughter, Lilibet, inherited his famous red locks from Princess Diana's side of the family. Princess Diana's three siblings—Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Charles, 9th Earl Spencer—have naturally red hair and so does Diana's son Harry. The Duke of Sussex assumed his children with Meghan Markle would end up inheriting more of her family's genes but it turned out to be the other way around.
The 38-year-old appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and told Colbert about how his two young children inherited his bright red hair. Colbert showed Harry and Meghan's 2021 Christmas card to audiences, which featured their first public photo as a family of four, and the kids' hair was as bright as their dad's. "Here's another lovely family photo. Your daughter, Lilibet, your son, Archie, of course your wife, Meghan. Your daughter Lilibet is named in her honor," the 58-year-old host said, referencing Harry's grandmother late Queen Elizabeth II. "Having children helps us remember those that we've lost. Do you see your mother or your grandparents in any of your children?"
"Definitely my mum. The ginger gene is a strong one!" Prince Harry quipped. "Look at that. Both of them are redheads," Colbert pointed out. "The Spencer gene is very, very strong," Harry said talking about his mother's side of the family. "I actually really, genuinely thought at the beginning of my relationship [with Meghan] that should this go the distance and we have kids that there's no way the ginger gene will stand up to my wife's genes, but I was wrong! Go gingers," he added.
In an interview with PEOPLE, the former senior royal said he now sees himself as "a husband and a father — first and foremost — as well as a veteran, environmentalist and mental-health advocate."
"I know that I want to live my life in service of others and that I want to live by example for my kids," Harry shared. His new book Spare gives his take on his upbringing in the royal family where he also opens up about losing his mother at just 12 years old. For years he believed that his mother, Princess Diana, may have faked her death. Both he and his older brother Prince William thought she had wanted to spend time away from the constant scrutiny of the media and that she would later come back for her children and take them with her. “I just refused to accept that she was gone,” Harry told Anderson Cooper on CBS’s 60 Minutes on Sunday. For years he believed his mother was not dead and had “decided to disappear for a time.” He held onto an unflinching kind of hope that she would return to her boys. But she never did.
Now a parent of two children, Prince Harry told Anderson Cooper he has a new appreciation for what his mother went through having to dodge press while caring for two young boys. https://t.co/kPzqeNZLOX— CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) January 9, 2023
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