Friday, September 16, 2011

Prince Harry Turns 27

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Prince Harry as a child carried by his late mother, Diana Princess of Wales "She was the best mother in the world", Harry said when he gave a speech celebrating her 10th death anniversary in 2007
Prince Harry with older brother Prince William one afternoon at Kensington Palace in 1985

The third in line to the British throne just celebrated his 27th birthday yesterday, September 15 without any words from the press how the world's most eligible bachelor celebrated his natal day. In August, the Prince was photographed diving in a swimming pool in Croatia all in his splendid shirt and jeans while partying with his friends. 

In August 31, Prince Harry spent the 14th death anniversary of his mother, Diana, visiting different charitable institutions around London, a crusade closely associated to the late Princess of Wales. When Diana died in 1997, Harry was barely 13 and among the two brothers, it was Harry who took the pain of losing a mother terribly. When he turned adult, the Prince vowed to continue the legacy of his mother by working on different charities. He later founded Sentebale with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho whose mother died in 2003. Sentebale is a foundation aims to help homeless children especially those forgotten victims of AIDS left behind by sick parents.

"Sentebale means 'forget me not', we chose the name as a memorial to the charity work of our own mothers, as well as a reminder to us all not to forget Lesotho or its children" , explained by Prince Harry

Hugging one African child supported by Sentebale
Harry spent the 14th death anniversary of his mother doing charitable activities

Prince Harry is deeply involved with this charity and each year he travelled around the world to generate funds and support for the homeless children. He is a patron to many charities in London where he actively help raised funds every chance he got. Prince Harry who publicly said he and his brother, Prince William, always think about their mother and her influence, assumed the role left by his mother in many charities. Among the two brothers, it was Harry who often seen hugging infants and receiving awards of humanity for charitable causes just like his late mother. One palace aide said "Harry inherited most of the charisma and compassion traits of their mother".

At the halo trust in Africa
Princess Diana first did it in January 1997
The two Wales brothers grew closer to each other

Prince Harry is especially close to his older brother, who would be King someday. The two showed no sign of rivalry and bitterness for their positions in life. William as the "heir" while Harry as the "spare". They would often seen taking joint vacations and tours together when William was still single. And Harry often poked fun with his brother's obvious receding hair and weight gain.




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