During a trip to Brazil, Prince Harry relived the tragic loss of his mother, Princess Diana, after meeting two little orphaned girls whose mother had been murdered. Heartbreaking.
Prince Harry, 29, was recently reminded of how he felt when he lost his mother, Princess Diana, at the tender age of 12 years old. After meeting with two adorable little girls who were orphaned after their mother was murdered, the prince told reporters he felt “compelled” to share his own story of struggling with the loss of his own mother.
Prince Harry Gets Emotional Over Losing Princess Diana As A Child
It is rare that we hear of Prince Harry or his older brother, William, discussing the tragic loss of their mother. That is why this story from Prince Harry’s trip to visit children in a poor area just outside of São Paulo, Brazil is so heartbreaking to hear.
Harry was introduced to two young sisters — Karina, 8, and Carolina, 9 — who were being raised by their grandmother because their mother was killed. The girls’ sad story nearly brought the red-headed prince to tears, reports People.
“There are two little girls – I’m quite emotional – just looking at them I wanted to talk about my own experiences,” the prince told reporters shortly after meeting the orphaned girls.
“I was completely overwhelmed and shocked. I’ve never blubbed in public as far as I can remember, but I was pretty damn close. It was amazing to hear those stories.”
However, Prince Harry held back from telling the girls about his mother’s loss because he felt that it was “too far removed.”
I don’t know about you, but I would love to give Prince Harry and those two Brazilian girls a great big hug right about now.
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The prince’s visit was in support of ACER, an organization created to help underprivileged children in Diadema.
Later in the day, he delivered a speech during an official function where he opened up about his emotional day with the children of Brazil.
“Some of the children’s stories in Diadema have reduced me to tears, but the smiles on their faces show the positive impact their community is having on them and the success of ACER.”
The prince also revealed that one of the main reasons for his trip was to help build a bridge between Brazil and England. During his touching speech, he used soccer and the World Cup as a prime example of why the British and Brazilians should have a better connection.
“In 1894 a Brazilian man of British ancestry, Charles Miller, brought a rule book and a football with him from the U.K. The rest, as you know, is football history,” he explained.
“What we invented, Brazil perfected.”
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— Lauren Cox