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Last Updated: Saturday, 7 June, 2003, 23:42 GMT 00:42 UK
Harry pictures reveal Diana tribute
Prince Harry
Diana's photograph (far left) is on Prince Harry's desk
New pictures of Prince Harry, released as the 18-year-old prepares to leave school this week, reveal the place his late mother retains in his heart.

A photograph of Diana, Princess of Wales takes pride of place in his room at Eton College.

The newly-released pictures show the prince's time at the public school during his last term and capture him enjoying pastimes such as sport and art.

The pictures - which mark the end of his five years at the Berkshire school - follow the issuing of pictures of his older brother Prince William enjoying life at St Andrews University.


Prince Harry's photos depict a typical teenage student room at Eton, which although tidied for the camera still shows a jumbled array of tastes and possessions.

But it is clear both the Princess, killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997, and the late Queen Mother who is also pictured in the background of the photos, still feature strongly in his life.

Prince Harry
The Prince is shown preparing his cadet uniform for inspection

Harry, third in line to the throne, keeps the black and white portrait of the Princess by Mario Testino is in a black frame on his desk-bureau.

It is one of his favourite pictures of his mother, who died when he was just 12.

Harry also has another photograph of his mother, with him at the VJ Day 50th anniversary commemorations in The Mall, London, in 1995, pinned to a notice board by his bed, alongside one of his father, the Prince of Wales.

Sporting achievements

On his bedside table, next to a small lamp, is a framed picture of his great-grandmother, the Queen Mother, who died last year aged 101.

Other pictures include Prince Harry leading a parade of 48 military cadets at the school.

Prince Harry
The pictures show him in full Eton school dress

The event fuelled speculation that he may opt for a military career.

The prince's love of art is also revealed, with a picture showing work which is exhibited at Eton.

And his sporting achievements are also depicted.

At Eton he was House Captain of Games and the images show him on the rugby field. As well as a footballer and School B rugby team captain, he is a school polo player, accomplished skier and cricketer.

Prince Harry will say farewell to Eton on Thursday, after sitting his final A-level exam in art.

The BBC's Nicholas Witchell
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