A Mother's Love: The Sweetest Photos of Prince Harry and Princess Diana
She died when he was just 12 years old, but Prince Harry's mother had a lasting impact on his life
Globetrotting from the get-go! The family of four – including 9-month-old Harry – boards the Royal Yacht Britannia in Venice, Italy.
Not yet two, Prince Harry is windblown in his mother's arms at an airport in Scotland on his way to Balmoral.
Mother and son cuddle close during a visit to Majorca, Spain.
Diana and Harry matched in green-and-white ensembles for the family's annual appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping the Color.
At age five, Harry joined big brother William at Wetherby School in London. Diana often dropped the boys off in the morning or picked them up in the afternoon.
Harry seeks refuge from the sun in Diana's arms during a trip to the beach. Today, Harry says his mother’s influence is still with him: "I know I've got a lot of my mother in me," he told PEOPLE.
Diana is often remembered for her determination to give her sons as normal an upbringing as she could. Here, mother and son get soaked during a visit to an amusement park. The next year, Diana, William and Harry visited the be-all, end-all of theme parks: Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Harry and Diana stayed close during the VJ Day Celebrations. Though she died just two years later, when he was only 12 years old, Diana's memory still has a huge impact on her son today. Harry told PEOPLE: "All I want to do is make my mother incredibly proud."