Prince Harry Shares Bittersweet Princess Diana Memories, Wants to Be a Dad

Prince Harry can’t wait for diaper duty. The British royal sat down for an interview with Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts that aired on Friday, March 18, where he opened up about his late mother, Princess Diana, and wanting to become a dad.

“I can’t wait for the day. So, you know, it will be fantastic," Harry, 31, revealed on GMA. "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."

Princess Diana and Prince Harry in 1988.
Princess Diana and Prince Harry in 1988. Tim Graham/Getty Images

He already has one part of being a dad down pat: giving great hugs. "Everyone needs a hug now and again and it just so happens that I’ve been told over and over again that I’m very good with hugs," Harry shared. 

Until the time comes for the single, unwed prince to have children of his own, he is enjoying his role as uncle to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s two children, George, 2, and Charlotte, 10 months.

“You've got to have fun in life. Otherwise, wow, imagine life without fun," he told Roberts. "You’ve got to be taken seriously, but I hope that I’m a fun uncle."

While fatherhood is one of Harry’s main goals, the hunky Brit is currently focusing his energy on charitable work — efforts that he hopes mom Princess Diana (who died at age 36 in a car crash in August 1997) would be proud of.

Prince Harry attends UK team trials for the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at the University of Bath on Jan. 29, 2016.
Prince Harry attends UK team trials for the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at the University of Bath on Jan. 29, 2016. Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

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

"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," Harry said of his mother, who was known for her philanthropic spirit. "I hope that a lot of my mother's talents are shown in a lot of the work that I do.”

Much like Lady Di did, Harry has devoted time to helping those suffering from HIV/AIDS. In 2006, he founded Sentebale, a charity that helps the children in Lesotho, Africa, who have been orphaned by the life-threatening virus.

After serving 10 years in the British Army, he’s gearing up to raise awareness for wounded veterans at the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida.

"When you look past the amputees, when you look past the burns, they're still the same people. And to be able to call them all my comrades, friends, we all share something," he said about the event, which will take place at Walt Disney World in May. "We share that uniform. We share the training. We share, in some cases, Afghanistan. It’s very special."

Princess Diana, Prince Harry and Prince William in 1989.
Princess Diana, Prince Harry and Prince William in 1989. Tim Graham/Getty Images

Ahead of his trip to Disney, Harry reminisced about the time Princess Diana took him and his older brother to the “happiest place on Earth.”

"It's one of my very, very happy memories, of going to Disney World with my mum," Harry recalled. “I went on Space Mountain 14 times. I was like, 'This is absolutely fantastic. This is the best thing ever.'"

"There's all sorts of places over the world where we were very lucky to have those moments with our mother, and very, very happy memories," Harry said of himself and William. 

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