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Prince Harry says he is determined to “make something” of his life

A new ITV documentary will air tomorrow evening in the UK where Prince Harry shows off a more intimate side of himself. The documentary shows the Prince returning to Lesotho and Sentebale, the charity he co-founded with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in 2006.

The programme also features interviews with Sir Elton John, Joss Stone and Chris Martin of Coldplay. The Prince is also reunited with Mutsu, a teenager who was orphaned in 2004 Harry met during his first visit a dozen years ago when the little boy was four-years-old. Mutsu initially inspired the Prince to help establish Sentebale.

In the programme, the 32-year-old Prince says “I had no mechanism to be able to start a charity than just literally being the ginger, white prince who’s come to make these children laugh. That’s what it was.”

Broadcaster and News at Ten presenter, Tom Bradby, originally accompanied The Prince twelve years ago to Africa. He interviewed him for the documentary. The fifth in line revealed that he no longer struggles with his royal role and wishes to make something of his life, a far cry from what he has felt previously.

He used to simply “bury his head in the sand” but now views life “very, very differently”.

He attributed this questioning of his position to losing his mother at a very young age by saying: “I never really dealt with what had happened. I didn’t even want to think about it.”

Prince Harry told the program: “I always feel like I need to make something of my life.

“I was fighting the system, going ‘I don’t want to be this person; my mother died when I was very, very young and I don’t want to be in this position’.

“But now I’m just so fired up and energised to be lucky enough to be in a position to make a difference.”

The fifth-in-line to the throne has certainly become more comfortable in his royal role, also saying: “it’s fun to be good and boring to be bad”.

The interview took place when the Royal travelled back to Africa last November to open the Mamohato Children’s Centre in Maseru. Sentebale assists youth affected by HIV/AIDS. It celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2016. It delivers HIV testing and counseling to youth. Since its inception, the charity has provided services to approximately 21,000 people.

Harry also advised people on how they can make a difference in their own communities, saying: “If you’re me, if you’re your Average Joe, whoever you are, if you can’t affect politics and change the big things in the world then just do whatever you can do.

“Whether it’s in your local community, your village, your local church, walking down the street, opening a door for an old lady, helping them cross the road.

“Whatever if it is, just do good. Why wouldn’t you?”