Prince Harry had some reassuring words for a 6-year-old boy in New Zealand on Tuesday after learning that his mother had committed suicide.
The 34-year-old, who will head home to London later this week after a 16-day royal tour with his wife Meghan Markle, stopped to chat to Otia Nante during an engagement at Viaduct Harbour in Auckland.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the Duke of Sussex told the youngster: “Life will always be all right. You know that? I’ve made it to 34 years old and life is great. I have a beautiful wife and a baby on the way. Your life is going to be sorted. Don’t you worry about that.”
Harry also told Te Nante, Otia’s grandmother: “You’re doing a great job, Nan. Nans are so important in our lives.”
The royal lost his own mom, Princess Diana, in a car crash 21 years ago. He was only 12 years old at the time.
Harry’s comments come after he spoke to Newsweek about Diana’s tragic death.
“My mother died when I was very young. I didn’t want to be in the position I was in, but I eventually pulled my head out of the sand, started listening to people and decided to use my role for good.
“I am now fired up and energized and love charity stuff, meeting people and making them laugh. I sometimes still feel I am living in a goldfish bowl, but I now manage it better. I still have a naughty streak too, which I enjoy and is how I relate to those individuals who have got themselves into trouble.”