Royal author and journalist Judy Wade told ABC News.com that a few hours after the prince's heartfelt and emotional speech he was laughing and joking as he hosted his first formal dinner at the royal palace's state apartments. The dinner was to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the charity Centerpoint, a London group that aids homeless youth and an organization that was also very close to his mother's heart.
"He's just carrying on with his mother's work," Wade told ABC News.com. "He is taking on Diana's mantle, he wants to follow in her footsteps and do the work she didn't finish."
Prince William reminded those yesterday of his mother's ability to reach out and touch people's hearts. His words no doubt will help thousands of people across the UK this coming Mother's Day. "For those who have lost the one they love, rest assured they will be watching over you," he told the Daily Mail.