Royal fans dub Prince Harry ‘his mother’s son’ as he looks visibly emotional during poignant Africa visit

Prince Harry was pictured looking visibly moved as he paid his respects at the Kigali Genocide Memorial during his visit to Rwanda.

Prince Harry and Princess Diana side by side, Prince Harry Kigali Genocide Memorial
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Prince Harry was pictured looking visibly moved as he paid his respects at the Kigali Genocide Memorial. 

The Duke of  Sussex was pictured looking visibly emotional during his poignant visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda, prompting royal fans to dub him his ‘mother’s son.’

The father-of-two was pictured paying his respects to the victims during his trip and appeared to be close to tears. Sharing the images to their official Twitter account, the Kigali Memorial captioned their post saying, “While in Rwanda, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex paid his respects to victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi at the Kigali Genocide Memorial.”

Royal fans were quick to praise Harry for his visit, with many comparing him to his late mother Princess Diana, who was renowned for her humanitarian work. 

One Twitter user commented, “His mother’s son in every way. Actions speak better than words. Full of kindness and full of empathy.”

Another user also wrote, “His compassion and respect are super inspiring! His humanity is a reminder of what his late mother stood for... Kindness”

This comes after Harry previously revealed the special place that Africa holds in his heart, sharing that it’s where he first realised that Meghan was his 'soulmate’ and where he feels closest to his mother, Princess Diana, with the pair feeling like they had her 'magic' with them during their first Africa tour.

Princess Diana, Princess of Wales with her sons Prince William and Prince Harry attend the Heads of State VE Remembrance Service in Hyde Park on May 7, 1995 in London, England

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The poignant appearance was part of Harry’s solo trip to Africa, where as President of African Parks, (a non-profit conservation group that manages national parks across the country) he also met with President Kagame. 

According to Hello, Harry, “welcomed and co-hosted a group of US officials, conservationists, and philanthropists as they toured protected wildlife and nature areas.” 

This trip is one of many Harry will undertake in the coming weeks, with Harry and Meghan set to make their UK return for two upcoming charity events.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

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