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Prince Harry hopes to make late mom Princess Diana 'proud'

"We will do everything we can to make sure that she's never forgotten," the royal said.

By Annie Martin
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Prince Harry hopes to make late mom Princess Diana 'proud'
Prince Harry and first lady Michelle Obama promote the Invictus Games at a basketball game for wounded service members on October 28, 2015. File Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI | License Photo

LONDON, March 18 (UPI) -- Prince Harry hopes to make late mom Princess Diana proud by continuing her legacy of charity work and starting a family.

The 31-year-old English royal reflected on his late mother in an interview with ABC News ahead of the second annual Invictus Games. Prince Harry is the royal patron for the event -- a Paralympic-style games for wounded armed services personnel

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"We will do everything we can to make sure that she's never forgotten and carry on all the special gifts, as such, that she had and that she portrayed while she was alive," he vowed.

Prince Harry has continued Princess Diana's work in Africa by co-founding the Sentebale charity in Lesotho. He is also involved with The Halo Trust, a British and American non-profit working to remove land mines in the Middle East, South East Asia and Africa.

"I hope she's looking down, you know, with tears in her eyes, being incredibly proud of what we've established, I suppose," the royal said of himself and brother Prince William. "I'm sure she's longing for me to have kids so she can be a grandmother again."

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Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, married in 2011 and share 2-year-old Prince George and 10-month-old Princess Charlotte. Prince Harry, who was previously known for his bachelor lifestyle, revealed he, too, hopes to start a family.

"I can't wait for the day," he said of having children. "So, you know, it will be fantastic. I've got a kid inside of me. I want to keep that. I adore kids. I enjoy everything that they bring to the party. They just say what they think."

The Invictus Games will take place May 8-12 outside Orlando, Fla. Prince Harry promoted the games with U.S. first lady Michelle Obama in October, saying he feels "a responsibility to help all veterans ... to lead healthy and dignified lives after service."

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