Prince Harry Gives Emotional Speech About Archie And His Late Mother
The Duke of Sussex attended the National Youth Mentoring Summit on July 2nd, 2019 which was organized by The Diana Awards. Prince Harry spoke about how his mother was a role model for not only him but so many others and how he hopes to be a strong role model for his son, Archie.
Prince Harry spoke candidly while attending the National Youth Mentoring Summit on Tuesday July 2nd this year about his newfound awareness to setting a good example now that he has become a father.
Setting a good example for Archie
Harry hopes that he is able to set a good example for his son Archie and be a positive role model in his life as well as the lives of others. Prince Harry went on to say that, "I’m struck by a few things today, most of which is the power of the invisible role model. The person who may be sitting here today that doesn’t realize that someone looks up to them, that – for that person – you inspire them to be kinder, better, greater, more successful, more impactful. Perhaps it's the newfound clarity I have as a father knowing that my son will always be watching what I do, mimicking my behaviour, one day maybe even following in my footsteps," according to Hello!.
"Princess Diana was a role model to so many"
The Duke of Sussex continued by mentioning his mother, the late Princess Diana who would have turned 58 years old on Monday July 1st. "My mother, Princess Diana, was a role model to so many, without realizing the impact she would have on so many lives. You don't have to be a princess or a public figure to be a role model, in fact it's equally valuable if you're not because it's more relatable. Being a role model and mentor can help heal the wounds of your own past and create a better future for someone else."
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Today, The Duke of Sussex attended UK's first National Youth Mentoring Summit, hosted by @DianaAward. The Diana Award, created in 1999, is a continuation of Princess Diana's legacy and her belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. Young people shared their experiences of being mentees and explained why it is so important to them to have businesses, organisations and leaders support mentoring. Two of these were influential young leaders Deborah and Dorcas Kabongo, who won the Diana Award in 2015 for their work on tackling key issues at the root of gang culture, focusing on the role of women and girls in gang-related violence and crime. They are having a real impact on their local community, showing those who may feel that joining a gang is their only option that there are alternatives in life. Since the creation of the Diana Award almost 20 years ago, the charity has recognised 48,000 selfless young people from across the world for their social action and humanitarian work. It has trained over 28,000 young people to stand up to bullying in their schools and communities through Anti-Bullying Ambassador training and supported over 1,000 vulnerable young people across the United Kingdom by introducing a positive role model into their lives through their Mentoring Programme. "I'm struck by a few things today, most of which is the power of the invisible role model. The person who may be sitting here today that doesn't realise that someone looks up to them, that for that person, you inspire them to be kinder, better, greater, more successful, more impactful." - The Duke of Sussex Thanks to organisations like The Diana Award the impact that young people can have is heard and acknowledged. For those who wish to become part of the programme and make a difference, please discover our link in bio for more information. Photo credit: Carmel King/The Diana Award
Prince Harry making positive change
Prince Harry's touching words not only about his late mother but about his duty as a father to set a good example for his son seemed to resonate with the attendees of the National Youth Mentoring Summit. We are so incredibly proud of the Duke of Sussex and cannot wait to see what positive change he continues to make in the world.