"It makes me really sad because she should be here."

By Alyssa Hardy
May 21, 2021 @ 7:57 am
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Prince Harry is not holding back. In his AppleTV+ docuseries The Me You Can't See, which he co-created with Oprah, the Duke is giving people insight into his life as a royal and as a father.

During the interview he revealed that one of his 2-year-old son Archie's first words was "grandma," referring to his late mother Princess Diana.

"I got a photo of her in his nursery, and it was one of the first words that he said — apart from 'mama,' 'papa,' it was then 'grandma'. Grandma Diana," he explained. "It's the sweetest thing, but at the same time, it makes me really sad because she should be here."

Prince Harry holds baby Archie
Credit: Sussex Royal

Prince Harry also revealed more about the trauma he endured after his mother's death, and how his memory of her includes the tragic parts of her life.

"I always wanted to be normal, as opposed to being Prince Harry, just being Harry. It was a puzzling life and, unfortunately, when I think about my mum the first thing that comes to mind is always the same one, over and over again," he explained. "Strapped in the car, seatbelt across. My brother in the car as well, and my mother driving and being chased by three, four, five mopeds with paparazzi on."

He continued, "She was almost unable to drive because of the tears, there was no protection. One of the feelings that come up is helplessness. Being too young, being a guy, too young to be able to help a woman, in this case, your mother. And that happened every single day until the day she died."

Still, he says that he thinks Diana would be proud of the man he has become. "Yeah, I have no doubt that my mom would be incredibly proud of me. I'm living the life that she wanted to live for herself, living the life that she wanted us to be able to live," he said. "So not only do I know that she's incredibly proud of me, but that she's helped me get here. And I've never felt her presence more as I have done over the last year."