Britain’s Prince Harry Says He Hopes To Continue Charity, AIDS Work in Honor of Princess Diana
Britain's Prince Harry in an interview included in an HIV/AIDS documentary on the sub-Saharan African country of Lesotho -- which was scheduled to air on British television on Sunday -- said he hopes to continue the charity work of his mother, the late Princess Diana, Reuters reports (Reuters, 9/16). The documentary, titled "The Forgotten Kingdom: Prince Harry In Lesotho," contains interviews with physicians, aid workers and Prince Seiso, the brother of Lesotho's King Letsi III. The film also shows Harry working at projects such as the Mants'ase Children's Home in Mohale's Hoek, which is a home for AIDS orphans (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 9/7). "I always wanted to go to an AIDS country to carry on my mother's legacy as much as I can," Harry said, adding, "I don't want to take over from her because I never will. I don't think anyone can, but I want to try and carry on to make her proud." Diana, who was killed in a car accident in 1997, regularly visited with HIV-positive patients in an attempt to help eliminate the stigma associated with the disease (Reuters, 9/16). The London Daily Telegraph reports that Diana used to take Harry and his brother, Prince William, "on late night incognito visits to hospitals to meet AIDS sufferers and sick children." Those visits made a "profound impression" on Harry, according to the Daily Telegraph (Born, Daily Telegraph, 9/17).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.