On August 9, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took to Instagram to spread some inspiration.
As the couple explained on Instagram, “words have the power to inspire.” So, in an attempt to do just that, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said they “we’re happy to share some of our favorite quotes.”
The first quote they decided to share was one from Harry’s mother, Princess Diana. According to People, it was the first time Diana was mentioned on the couple’s relatively new social media account.
The couple continued:
From members of the public to public figures, from teachers and students to young leaders, we begin with a quote from Diana, Princess of Wales.
The quote read:
“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”
Thousands of people praised Harry for continuing his mother’s life’s work, while also sharing the random acts of kindness they have done in the past:
Your mum was one of a kind and left behind a legacy that generations to come will never have met her but still be inspired by her works. Like you prince Harry, we saw what you saw in choosing Meghan because she also reminds us of your mum with her own heart focussing on the greater good. This broken society needs more random acts of kindness. Thank you for inspiring us.
She was an amazing person. It is wonderful to see her legacy carried forward…
I buy breakfast for homeless people every year on her birthday to honor her from across the pond.
However, this wasn’t the first time Meghan and Harry honored the late princess publicly.
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Paying tribute to all mothers today – past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered. We honor and celebrate each and every one of you. Today is Mother’s Day in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Japan, and several countries across Europe. This is the first Mother’s Day for The Duchess of Sussex. Quote from “lands” by @nayyirah.waheed: my mother was my first country; the first place i ever lived. Photo © SussexRoyal
As Dearly previously reported, the couple shared a picture of their son Archie’s feet in front Forget-Me-Nots on Mother’s Day. Forget-Me-Nots were Diana’s favorite follower.