Prince Harry spoke about his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, and the Invictus Games on ITV’s Good Morning Britain and viewers couldn’t get enough of him.
In a pre-recorded interview with Susanna Reid before the Invictus Games, Harry said of his mother: “It’s a great shame that she’s not here … and that, yeah, you know, every day, depending on what I’m doing, I wonder what it would be like if she was here.”
He recalled being in Orlando with his mother when he was a child, saying: “Running around with Donald Duck and all those characters with her, and now I’m back here, 31 years old, and trying my best to make her proud.”
Harry added: “I don’t feel there’s that much pressure when it comes to filling her boots because I’m never going to be able to do that.”
He stated: “In everything I do I hope I do it with a smile on my face, with an element of fun, and I love the fact that people are interested not with just what I’m doing but the causes that my heart’s set on.”
Harry said he had moved on from the disappointment of being pulled out of active service in 2008 when his location was leaked in the media.
He said he had felt he was “one of the lads” before he was withdrawn, but he was now focusing on helping veterans who had returned via causes such as the Invictus Games.
Viewers who saw the interview piled on the praise for Harry on Twitter.