Prince Harry is known as one of the most affectionate members of the royal family. Unlike Prince William, the Duke of Sussex also enjoys showing his displays of affection in public.

Decades ago, Prince Harry was photographed with his arms around Princess Diana’s waist while they are walking. The royals’ backs are turned towards the camera, but the gesture proves how close the mother and son are with each other.

Princess Diana is also equally affectionate towards Prince Harry. In a video uploaded on Instagram, the Princess of Wales wraps her arms around her youngest son’s shoulders. The two royals also held hands in public, and the late royal also lovingly touched the Duke of Sussex’s face during their royal engagement.

The mom of two passed away on Aug. 31, 1997, following a fatal car crash in Paris. This means that Prince Harry was barely a teenager when he lost his mom. Their throwback photos and some of their fondest memories are just two of the ways how Meghan Markle’s husband remembers his late mother.

During his interview with ITV, Prince Harry opened up about the very public death of his and Prince William’s mom. But luckily for the royal siblings, they had each other’s back throughout that difficult time.

“Time after time it upsets me, but nobody will understand that other than my brother and myself. He and I are very close obviously because of our mother. But we both get the same kind of hassle, different times, different things, you know. It’s hard. We’ve got friends of ours and we’ve got the British public saying ‘good on them they’re being normal. And then you’ve got the British media saying ‘oh, but they can’t be normal’ or ‘this isn’t normal, it’s completely outrageous,’ that sort of thing,” he said.

Every year, Prince William and Prince Harry also remember Princess Diana by having lunch or dinner at Kensington Palace. During this time, the royal siblings talk about Princess Diana nonstop.

Princess Diana, Prince William, Prince Harry
Pictured: Princess Diana, Prince Harry, Prince William gather for the commemorations of VJ Day, 19 August 1995, in London. Getty Images/Johnny Eggitt/AFP