Prince Harry's childhood memories of his mother Princess Diana aren't plentiful, the royal recently revealed. Harry, who was just 12 when his mom was killed in a Paris car crash, says his first-hand recollections of her are fading.
Speaking to People magazine, the Prince explained: "I don't have that many memories of my childhood with my mum. I don't say, 'Right, I'm going to get involved in that because that's what my mum would want me to do', although inevitably once I'm doing it I think, 'Do you know what? She'd probably love this.'"
He then poignantly added: "All I want to do is make my mother incredibly proud. That's all I've ever wanted to do.
"When she died, there was a gaping hole, not just for us but also for a huge amount of people across the world. If I can try and fill a very small part of that, then job done. I will have to, in a good way, spend the rest of my life trying to fill that void as much as possible. And so will William."
Harry spoke to the publication shortly before leaving for America to attend the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida. He revealed he would love to take the opportunity to revisit Disney World, which he went to as a child with his mother and older brother, recalling that he went on Space Mountain 14 times, and that "my policeman had to get off and vomit over a bench!"
He also joked that he would pack a crown for his visit to America, because: "Every time I get to meet kids and they have been told a real-life prince is coming, the disappointment on their faces when they see me without a crown or without a cape…you can tell in the UK and across the world that they are genuinely disappointed, because they live in this fairy-tale land! So I am going to pack a crown and a cape this time and some funny pointy-toed shoes.
"I'm worried because the American kids, especially next to Disney World, are going to be thinking 'You ain't no prince, you're not dressed like a prince. You're having a laugh!'," he added. "The pressure is on. I'm going to sign the crown out!"