Prince Harry Praised For Carrying On Princess Diana’s Legacy Amid Meghan Markle Engagement Rumors

Joanne Eglash - Author
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Aug. 18 2017, Updated 6:39 a.m. ET

The death of Princess Diana was heartbreaking, and no one felt it more than her young sons, Prince Harry and Prince William. Now Harry is all grown-up, and he is involved in a blossoming romance rumored to be followed soon by an engagement and wedding bells. But even as the prince courts his own reportedly soon-to-be princess, Meghan Markle, Harry hasn’t forgotten about Princess Diana’s legacy.

Although Diana died 20 years ago, her memory remains. But beyond the books, video tapes, and memorials that preserve Princess Diana’s name, her son, Prince Harry, is the real tribute to her legacy, pointed out Vogue. And although Prince William also has sought to live up to his mother, the magazine noted that it’s his brother who most resembles Princess Diana.

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“Harry in particular is emulating his late, great mother [Princess Diana].”

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Traditionally, members of the royal family choose their own charities to champion. Prince Charles, for example, heads up some environmental groups, while Camilla Parker Bowles supports the National Osteoporosis Society because of her relatives’ history with that disease.

Prince Harry And Princess Diana Devoted To Same Causes

Although Harry has also devoted some of his time to working with the military and veterans, he has two causes that mirror those of Princess Diana’s. Both royal mother and son have land mines and AIDS as their main missions.

Diana famously shook hands with an HIV-positive man in 1987 to discredit the stigmas at the time. In addition to AIDs, she earned credit for helping the Ottawa Treaty to pass; the 1997 treaty that focused on anti–land mine legislature.

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