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Prince Harry: I hope Princess Diana would be 'incredibly proud' of the Invictus Games

Prince Harry spoke about creating the Invictus Games, hoping Princess Diana would be proud and more during this year's Invictus Games.
/ Source: TODAY

On the heels of the opening of the Invictus Games in Florida Sunday, Prince Harry reflected on his last trip to Orlando with his mother, the late Princess Diana, decades before he created the international Paralympic-style competition for veterans.

"That was very happy memories, you know,'' he told Jenna Bush Hager on TODAY Monday. "It's a huge shame that she's not here, but I hope she'd be incredibly proud of what we've managed to achieve."

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Of course, Hager had to also inquire about the constant speculation over the love life of one of the world's most eligible bachelors, including people wondering when he might have children.

"Everybody's always asking,'' he said. "I have no idea. I don't even have a girlfriend at the moment."

The 31-year-old prince also opened up about his relationship to his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrated her 90th birthday last month.

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"One hundred percent, she's definitely my boss,'' he said. "My grandmom's always been the boss, but my God, she gives amazing advice, and she lets us cruise around sort of doing what we think is right."

Among Harry's biggest passions: the Invictus Games, which run from Sunday through Thursday at Walt Disney World in Orlando.

The competition, which features 500 men and women from 14 different countries, was a brainchild of Harry's after he served in Afghanistan for the British Army and witnessed the perseverance of wounded veterans.

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"For me, as long as the venues are full, as long as these guys are enjoying themselves and lives are being changed right in front of you, we can't possibly wish for more,'' he said.

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Among the guests at the star-studded opening ceremony were first lady Michelle Obama, actor Morgan Freeman and former president George W. Bush.

He and former first lady Laura Bush have been heavily involved in supporting wounded veterans since his time in office.

""I, unfortunately, was a wartime president,'' Bush said on TODAY Monday. "The toughest decision a president can make is to put men and women into combat. And I hope they feel like I supported them to the hilt when they were in combat, and I want them to know we support them as vets. I'm going to dedicate the rest of my life to help them."

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