Prince Harry opened up about his personal mentor during a trip to the Mackie Academy in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on Tuesday.
While speaking with students and faculty at the secondary school, which was hosting a youth mentor training day on behalf of The Diana Award, made for Harry’s late mother Princess Diana, the young royal revealed it was his Colour Sergeant from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst who helped him to move forward after he lost his mother at the age of 12.
“I was at a young stage in my life where I was probably lacking a bit in guidance,” Harry says. “I lost my mum when I was very young and suddenly I am surrounded by a huge number of men in the army, and he was someone who teased me at the right moments and gave me the confidence to go forward […] and to push forward and try to help others.”
While refraining from revealing his Sergeant’s name, Harry explains, “He wouldn’t want me to.” Meanwhile, the younger brother of Prince William later visited a youth sports initiative at the Robert Gordon University where he was seen playing hockey and soccer with the kids.