Prince Harry: I hope my mother is proud of me

Prince Harry mentioned the late Princess Diana during his speech at a charity gala dinner in South Africa

Prince Harry has said that he hopes his mother, the late Princess Diana, would be proud of his charity work.

The dashing prince was speaking at a fundraising black tie gala in South Africa as he launched a project to help disadvantaged children in South Africa through his charity, Sentebale.

Prince Harry is aiming to raise £2.5m to build the Mamohato Centre, which will provide psychological care and offer mentoring to children with HIV/Aids.

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At the exclusive dinner, Prince Harry said: ‘It seems only right that it should be named after His Majesty (of Lesotho) and Prince Seeiso’s mother, Queen Mamohato Bereng Seeiso.’

‘I hope that my mother will be proud, too. Maybe, just maybe, they are together somewhere up there, with blueprints and sketches already mapped out. I can only hope we put the swings in the right place.’

Harry also told guests that the Mamohato programme was already ‘transforming the lives of children living with HIV’.

He said: ‘I have met some of the children who have attended the Mamohato Camps, and they have so much more confidence and knowledge of how to live healthy lives.’

Earlier in the day Prince Harry had paid a visit to the Kananelo Centre for the Deaf, where he was photographed entertaining the children by dancing, writing on a blackboard and trying his hand at baking – wearing a fetching pink apron, no less. 

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