Prince Harry: I hope my mother is proud of me

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Britain's Prince Harry hopes his late mother, Princess Diana, is "proud" of him and the work he is doing for charity.

The 28-year-old royal is currently in Lesotho where he is seeing the work his charity, Sentebale, does for the south African kingdom and during a speech at a gala dinner he spoke about Princess Diana, who became famed for her own charity work.

Harry - who hopes to raise £2.5m to build the Mamohato Centre, which will provide psychological care and offer mentoring to children with HIV/Aids - said: "It seems only right that it should be named after His Majesty (of Lesotho) and Prince Seeiso's mother, Queen Mamohato Bereng Seeiso.

"She was so loved as the mother of the nation. I hope she would be proud of what we are trying to achieve in her name.

"I hope that my mother will be proud, too. Maybe, just maybe, they are together somewhere up there, with blueprints and sketches already mapped out. I can only hope we put the swings in the right place."

The prince - who recently returned from Afghanistan - told guests at the dinner that the Mamohato programme was already "transforming the lives of children living with HIV".

He added: "I have met some of the children who have attended the Mamohato Camps, and they have so much more confidence and knowledge of how to live healthy lives."

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