How Princess Diana's sons are keeping her legacy alive

On Aug. 31, 1997, the world was shocked to hear news of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. No one was more impacted by her untimely death than her two boys, Prince William and Prince Harry. The brothers have grown up to be fine young men, a credit to the down-to-earth parenting that Diana was determined to provide for her children. They have also inherited their mother's dedication to charity and making positive change in some of the world's most impoverished communities.

CLICK THE IMAGE TO SEE DIANA'S IMPACT ON HER BOYS: Top, Diana meeting a toddler at a hostel for abandoned children. Bottom, Prince Harry connects with a youngster in Africa in 2006.

Prince Harry has repeatedly declared his passion for helping Africa prosper and has made considerable efforts through his charity, Sentebale. He reportedly told a friend that, "I have to go along with the way my life is, and in my ways I'm very privileged," he admits, adding, "It's how things are and I know what I have to do. But I want to spend time out here regularly. It's become really precious to me and I'm learning a lot."

CLICK THE PHOTO TO SEE HOW WILLIAM AND HARRY HONOUR DIANA: Here, the princess is seen getting a hug at a London school for children with disabilities, while William bonds with patients at a New Zealand hospital in 2010.

Harry's older brother, William, is also determined to do his part in helping endangered wildlife. As patron of Tusk, an Africa-based organization that specializes in "funding conservation, community development and environmental education programmes," the father of two furthered his work with the charity by joining forces with other leading wildlife charities to form United for Wildlife. The collaborative initiative is backed by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and has the support of famous faces like David Beckham and Andy Murray.

As their mother's memory never strays far from their thoughts, Hello! looks back at the immeasurable impact that the late Princess had on her sons and the work they are doing to keep her legacy alive.

CLICK PHOTO FOR MORE ON PRINCE WILLIAM AND PRINCE HARRY'S WORK:


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