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

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SEPTEMBER 1984

SEPTEMBER 1984
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Just over two years after the arrival of Prince William, Prince Charles and Princess Diana welcomed another son, Prince Harry, to the family.

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MAY 1985

MAY 1985
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Globetrotting from the get-go! The family of four – including 9-month-old Harry – boards the Royal Yacht Britannia in Venice, Italy.

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MARCH 1986

MARCH 1986
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Not yet 2, Prince Harry is windblown in his mother's arms at an airport in Scotland on his way to Balmoral.

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AUGUST 1987

AUGUST 1987
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Mother and son cuddle close during a visit to Majorca, Spain.

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JUNE 1988

JUNE 1988
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Diana and Harry match in green-and-white ensembles for the family's annual appearance on the Buckingham Palace balcony for Trooping the Colour.

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SEPTEMBER 1989

SEPTEMBER 1989
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At age 5, Harry joins big brother William at Wetherby School in London. Diana often dropped the boys off in the morning or picked them up in the afternoon.

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APRIL 1990

APRIL 1990
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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.

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APRIL 1993

APRIL 1993
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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.

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AUGUST 1995

AUGUST 1995
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Harry and Diana stay 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."

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