Harry Celebrates His Mum Every Day In This Sweet, Subtle Way
His secret tribute to the late Princess is hiding in plain sight.
It may be the late Princess Diana's birthday on July 1 but her son Harry makes sure to celebrate his mother every day of the year, and he does so in a way that's both sweet and subtle. You might not have even noticed it before.
The royal newlywed doesn't wear much jewellery -- barring his wedding band -- but there is one piece in the 33-year-old's small collection that has been a staple for almost two decades. That's the black-and-silver bangle that he sports on his right wrist.
Harry was spotted sporting the tribal-inspired piece when he was in his early teens, and doesn't look to have taken it off much since, even when he tied the knot with Meghan Markle in May this year.
The bangle was hidden underneath the sleeve of the Duke's Blues and Royals frockcoat during the formal ceremony at St George's Chapel, but keen-eyed royal watchers spied a glint of silver when the tuxedo-clad royal and his bride prepared to zoom off to their reception at Frogmore House.
The unique accessory holds a special place in Harry's heart and in his memory of his mother. The very private Prince was just 12-years-old when his mum passed away in 1997, and was whisked off overseas shortly thereafter to escape the media's prying eyes.
"I first came [to Africa] in 1997, straight after my mum died," he told Town & Country magazine in 2017. "My dad told my brother and me to pack our bags—we were going to Africa to get away from it all."
It was in Harry's beloved Africa that many speculate he picked up the bangle which features silver inlaid in what looks to be a dark-coloured wood. Considering the connection it has with his mum -- and one of his favourite places in the world, Africa -- it's pretty clear why the Prince is rarely seen without it.
We love how the sensitive Prince has chosen to pay tribute to Diana -- not just on her birthday but every day -- by wearing his heart on his sleeve, or in this case his wrist.
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