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'Mad' Mum Diana always on my mind, says Harry

Prince Harry has revealed how, every day, he imagines how his mother Diana would act if still alive and around her sons.

The 25-year-old royal said that conjuring up her memory, no matter where he is or what he is doing, keeps himself and brother Prince William (28) "going every day".

Harry joked that one word he would use to describe his mother would be "mad".

The royal's comments came in a television interview given during a recent tour of southern Africa with his older brother which ended on the weekend. Harry showed his older brother the work of a charity he backs in Lesotho, which helps disadvantaged children.

Asked what his mother would have thought of their charity work in Africa, Harry replied: "Every day, I know I do and I'm sure William does as well, whatever we do, wherever we are and whoever we're with I particularly always wonder what she'd think, what she'd be doing if she was with us now. If she'd be sitting here having a laugh, whether she'd be in the background sticking her tongue out or whether she'd be playing football with the children.

"That's what keeps us going every day -- that thought of what would she be like if she was around today. It's refreshing because we both have our own opinion of what she'd be like and mad would be one word to describe her."

Harry evoked memories of his mother when he visited a charity clearing minefields in Africa just as Diana had done in the late 1990s.