Prince Harry Reportedly Feels 'a Gap' While Parenting Amid the Absence of His Mom, Princess Diana

While experiencing parenthood for the first time following the birth of his son, Archie, the Duke of Sussex’s thoughts goes out to his late mother, Princess Diana.

Prince Harry is missing his mother and has started to feel a “gap” due to her absence as he commences his own journey of raising a child with wife Meghan Markle.

The Duke of Sussex lost his mother at a young age of 12 after Diana passed away in a Paris car crash.

According to a royal household source, quoted by People, Diana’s absence will leave “a gap from Harry’s point of view.”

The Duke also opened up about his longing for his mother to his friend, former Dutch soldier Dennis van der Stroom, who is looking forward to competing in the upcoming Invictus Games.

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The Duke of Sussex today attended the official launch of The Invictus Games The Hague 2020. The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women. Sport has the power to help people physically and psychologically. Our mental fitness is the key, because without it we fail to operate efficiently; but with it your physical performance and potential are exponentially improved and we have witnessed this over and over again. Thousands of hopeful competitors around the world are training hard, putting the hours in and aiming to represent their country once again at next years’ Games. 19 nations will be represented in The Hague, standing shoulder to shoulder, and showing the world what teamwork, friendship and loyalty really means. In these challenging times these values are more important than ever. It is your resilience, your determination and your courage which draw crowds in their thousands. Leaving them feeling more inspired, moved and proud than they ever thought possible. You have already proved - anything is possible. Make these games your own. We chose you for a reason. And it wasn’t just because I like the colour orange! Thank you all for guarding the Invictus Spirit and see you in 2020. - The Duke of Sussex

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The Invictus Games is set to to be held at The Hague, Netherlands, next year and Harry was in the city a week earlier to launch the official countdown to the opening day.

Stroom told People that the two of them talked about their shared experience of missing their mother during their bike ride around the park.

“He said missing a mother is like missing some kind of security, how you need that as a son and it falls away when you lose your mother. He said he meets a lot of people in his work who have lost a mother, father, sister, brother or relatives and when he hears their story, as he heard my story, he said he doesn’t feel so alone.”

Previously, Prince Harry’s remembrance of his mother was apparent in a photo uploaded on the official Sussexes Instagram page as well. Posted in celebration of Mother’s Day, the snapshot also paid a small tribute to Diana.

It showed Archie’s little feet being cradled by his own mother, Markle. However, in the background, Princess Diana’s favorite flower, forget-me-nots, can be found.

The post paid tribute to all the mothers around the world including those who will soon be entering motherhood. “We honor and celebrate each and every one of you,” the image was captioned.

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