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Prince Harry talks youth leadership at Obama Foundation event

Prince Harry has made a stop in Chicago to talk about youth leadership during a summit planned by the Obama Foundation.

He says his late mother Princess Diana was the 'ideal role model' for how she used her platform

Mellody Hobson, left, talks with Britain's Prince Harry during the second session of the Obama Foundation Summit on Tuesday. (Rex Arbogast/Associated Press)

Prince Harry has made a stop in Chicago to talk about youth leadership during a summit planned by the Obama Foundation. 

He addressed a crowd of hundreds of civic leaders and artists gathered Tuesday for the two-day event. He says his years of military service helped him understand his life of privilege and helped him feel like a part of something bigger.

He also briefly discussed his mother, the late Princess Diana, who he called is "ideal role model" for how she used her platform.  

Earlier Tuesday, Prince Harry visited a Chicago high school with Michelle Obama near the site of the planned Obama Presidential Center. Officials have described the future centre as a hub for youth programming with features like an athletic centre and test kitchen.

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