Prince Harry showed a boy in New Zealand that he is not alone.
While welcoming his fans to Meghan Markle at Auckland's Viaduct Harbor on Tuesday, Harry stopped to talk to 6-year-old Otia Nante, telling Harry that Otio had also lost his mother, according to News.com.au.
Harry consoled the child and told him, "Life will always be alright, you know that … I made it 34 years old, and life is great … I have a beautiful wife and a baby on the way Do not worry about it. "
Although the Duke of Sussex usually abided by the royal family's rule of avoiding selfies or signing autographs, Harry posed with Otia for a quick snapshot shared by Instagram fan account Harry_Meghan_Updates
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In a documentary for 2016 ITV focused on his charity work in Lesotho, Africa, the Royal admitted that he was a long time had suppressed his feelings about the death of his mother.
"I've never really dealt with what happened, it was a lot of buried emotions," Harry said. "I did not really want to think about it for much of my life."
He continued, "I look at life quite differently from what it once was, burying my head in the sand and ripping everything around you."
Prince Harry has found meaning in his charity work – and a way to continue his mother's legacy. In May 2016, he talked to HUMAN about his ongoing charity work and said, "All I want to do is make my mother incredibly proud."
Meghan, 37, has also found ways to honor her mother-in-law, whom she was never allowed to know during her royal tour. She wore a pair of butterfly earrings and a gold bracelet that also belonged to Diana on the first day of her Sydney tour. In Tonga, Harry's wife wore Diana's aquamarine ring, which debuted on Meghan when the couple went to their wedding reception.
In addition, the engagement ring of the Duchess of Sussex consists of three diamonds, with a large stone flanked in the center by two smaller stones on the sides. The two side stones come from his deceased mother, the personal collection of Princess Diana, while the central stone comes from Botswana, a land close to Harry's heart.
"I think everything about Harry's thoughtfulness is – and the inclusion of and obviously unable to meet his mother, it's so important to me – to know she's part of it with us," said Meghan during the couple's engagement meeting.