Prince Harry Gifted With Rose Honoring Princess Diana During Visit to Nottingham

Harry, 32, spent the day visiting various community groups.

ByABC News
October 26, 2016, 1:17 PM

— -- Prince Harry met with young people in Nottingham today in a trip that included a visit to a police station and a recording studio.

Harry, 32, delighted the thousands of well-wishers who came out hoping to catch a glimpse of Harry as he visited programs that work to reduce youth violence and provide a safe venue for kids.

Harry’s first stop was a local police station, where he spent time with the community policing unit. Harry also received a special gift from an 80-year-old woman who surprised him with a basket including Harry’s favorite Haribo candy.

The gesture prompted Harry to ask, “How did you know I like them?”

The woman, Irene Hartman, told reporters she met Harry’s parents, Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, “many years ago” and recalled them saying Harry liked Haribo.

“I told Harry I knew from when he was a young boy and I told him, ‘Your mum would have been proud of you,’” Hartman said.

Harry was also gifted with a white rose in memory of Diana. Dr. Alicia Osorio, 32, originally from Mexico City, told Harry she was giving him a white rose because his mother Princess Diana was an English rose.

"I asked if he can put it on his mother's tomb," Osorio told ABC News royal contributor Victoria Murphy. "He said, 'Thank you very much. White is my favorite color.'"

Harry is often compared to Princess Diana for his compassion and devotion to service. Later in the day, he spent time at two programs that are part of the Coach Core initiative he started with Prince William and Princess Kate in 2012.

Harry visited an ice rink and also tossed around a rugby ball with kids and young people training as sports coaches.

Harry’s final stop in Nottingham, in Central England, was a community recording studio that works to keep kids off the street through arts education, music programs and mentorships.

Harry's visit to Nottingham comes as he prepares for a 15-day tour of the Caribbean starting Nov. 20. Harry will travel on behalf of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, to Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The trip will be Harry’s third official visit to the region.

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