As September unfolds, Prince Harry, the Duke of Suss*x, embarks on a month that bears emotional significance and challenges, as he remembers and commemorates the life-altering events tied to this time of the year, especially the tragic loss of his mother, Princess Diana.
The Duke, who will celebrate his 39th birthday this month, finds himself in a poignant period that intertwines personal milestones and profound sorrow. Renowned royal expert Jennie Bond, in conversation with OK!, has shared insights into what makes this particular September so poignant for Prince Harry.
Bond noted that the Duke of Suss*x is likely to navigate his birthday celebrations with a bittersweet sentiment, rekindling memories of Princess Diana's passing and the recent loss of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. "September is a difficult time for Harry, he lost his mother as the month began, and he lost his grandmother just a week before his birthday last year," Bond remarked.
The convergence of these two significant losses adds a layer of complexity to Prince Harry's September.
Prince Harry's Profound Connection to Diana
Prince Harry has diligently carried forward his mother's legacy, championing the causes dear to her heart.
Nevertheless, as he continues to age, the weight of her absence becomes increasingly pronounced. Princess Diana tragically lost her life in a car accident in 1997 at the age of 36, a milestone Prince Harry is fast approaching.
Jennie Bond suggested that as the Duke nears his forties, he is likely to reflect on personal thoughts and emotions that his late mother was unable to experience. "Harry carries his mother’s memory in his heart. He has made it crystal clear in his interviews, his documentary series, and his book that Diana is always in his thoughts and that her death has had the most profound effect on his life, his mental health, and his well-being," Bond affirmed.
As Prince Harry reaches a decade that Princess Diana never had the opportunity to see, the bond with his mother's memory will remain a constant presence in his life. Bond concluded by stating, "I’m sure he will have some very personal thoughts for her on his birthday." These thoughts, undoubtedly, will be accompanied by a deep sense of reverence and love for Princess Diana, making this September a poignant and emotionally charged month for the Duke of Suss*x.
As Prince Harry navigates the complexities of September, his journey serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring impact of loss and the power of legacy in the royal family's narrative. This month, as the world watches, we stand beside Prince Harry in reflection and support as he commemorates and celebrates amidst the echoes of his mother's memory.