Why Prince Harry Is Being Called the ‘People’s Prince’?

Prince Harry took a break from daddy duty this week and returned to his royal duties when he visited a Disability Sports and Leisure Center and a children’s hospital. While there, the Duke of Sussex chatted with some royal fans and even revealed that he had a sleepless night the previous evening.

Despite his lack of sleep these days, fans said the prince was very pleasant and personable as he greeted as many well-wishers as he could. The new father’s work ethic and dedication to the causes important to him are not going unnoticed. In fact, he’s drawing comparisons to his late mother, Princess Diana and being dubbed the “People’s Prince.”

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Who gave Diana the name the ‘People’s Princess’

Princess Diana had quite a few titles after she married Prince Charles in 1981 but once the couple divorced in 1996 her HRH title was removed. However, there is one title she earned that can never be stripped from her.

Following her tragic death in 1997 Tony Blair, who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the time, gave a speech to a nation in mourning about the beloved princess. It was then that he called her the name she will always be remembered by.

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“You know how difficult things were for her from time to time, I’m sure we could only guess at, but the people everywhere–not just here in Britain, everywhere–they kept faith with Princess Diana,” Blair told reporters gathered that day. “They liked her, they loved her, they regarded her as one of the people. She was the ‘People’s Princess.’ And that’s how she will stay, how she will remain, in our hearts and in our memories, forever.”

Why Prince Harry is being dubbed the ‘People’s Prince’

There’s no denying that Diana’s two children have made her very proud continuing her work and now many are drawing comparisons between her and her youngest son dubbing Harry the “People’s Prince.”

A post on The Sussex Royal Instagram page showed a photo of his visit to Oxford with the caption, “The Duke of Sussex, in celebration of its 30th year, re-opened the OXSRAD Disability Sports and Leisure Centre, a facility first opened by his mother, Diana Princess of Wales in 1989. His Royal Highness felt honoured to pay tribute to her work and meet some of the people his mother met 30 years ago.”

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Social media users then commented on the page calling him the moniker, writing, “The People’s Prince, Archie daddy we love you so much.”

Another wrote, “The People’s Princess left us the People’s Prince – someone who is not afraid to be human.”

And one fan called him, “the prince of hearts.”

Others even shared memories of meeting his mother tweeting, “She was a wonderful person who came to see us in Bosnia and help us as well.”

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