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Prince Harry admits he is trying to fill his mother's shoes

Prince Harry admits he is trying to fill his mother's shoes

Britain's Prince Harry admits he is subconsciously trying to his fill his mother's shoes.

The 31-year-old royal - whose mother, Prince Diana, died in a car accident in Paris, France in 1997 - has confessed that although he is not conscious of it, a part of him is forever trying to fulfil his mother's ambition of helping less fortunate people in a jovial way.

He reflected: "What you see is what you get with me. It's genuine. I will always try to bring an element of fun and happiness to everything I do. That probably is subconsciously very much part of my mother - trying to fill that void. Trying to fill an unbelievable pair of boots, whether it is her ... or especially the Queen. It's a hard thing to do."

Meanwhile, the prince also rubbished suggestions he is work-shy, revealing he hates being sat at home with nothing constructive to occupy his time.

He told the Sunday Times newspaper: "There's a lot of people out there who view the younger generation of the monarchy, [and say,] 'Well, you've had a job, so why wouldn't you have another job?'

"I thought long and hard about getting a job. I did ten years in the army - best job in the world. I wanted to be valued in society in that sense."

The prince added he feels a pressing need to be active and to be contributing towards society in some way.

Prince Harry - who walked away from his military career last year - shared: "I don't get any satisfaction from sitting at home on my a**e - and that's a part of the body by the way, not a swear word."