Harry pays tribute to Princess Diana with fans calling him “The People’s Prince”

So sweet

Content Editor / May 14 2019

It’s been a busy week for Prince Harry, with a one-week-old baby at home, but the Royal show must go on and his royal highness is back to work already.

On Tuesday, the Duke of Sussex visited Oxford to “to highlight the positive work being done in the city for young children, disabled people and the community at large.”

He visited young patients at the Oxford Children’s Hospital and in celebration of its 30th year, re-opened the OXSRAD Disability Sports and Leisure Centre, a facility which was originally opened by his mother, Diana Princess of Wales in 1989.

Harry said that he felt honoured to pay tribute to Diana’s work and meet some of the people she had met 30 years ago.

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The Duke of Sussex also opened up about his new life with baby Archie, chatting with fans about the joys of new fatherhood.

Mum-of-two Ida Scullard revealed the prince had struck up a conversation after seeing her cradling her 10-month-old daughter.

“Harry asked me if she was over the stormy period as babies are supposed be grumpy for the first 10 weeks,” Ida said.

“He said he's getting used to the baby and how Archie has fitted into family life. He said he just feels part of the family and he can't imagine life without his son.”

The 34-year-old Prince also told another patient how his baby had kept him up last night.

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It seems clear that carrying on his mother’s legacy is hugely important to him. Princess Diana once said she wanted to known as a “Queen of Hearts” and was also called the “People’s Princess.

Several fans on the Duke and Duchesses’ Instagram proclaimed that Harry was following in her footsteps, calling him the “People’s Prince.”

“You are the People's Prince,” wrote one fan. “Thank you for putting your focus on things that really matter. We your fans love you.”

Nicola Conville has worked as a journalist and editor for more than 20 years across a wide range of print and online publications. Her areas of expertise are parenting, health and travel. She has two children; Lucy, age eight, and Nathan, age five.