Prince Harry has recently grabbed headlines by globetrotting on behalf of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II as part of her celebration of 60 years on the throne. Now Harry is opening up about his feelings on growing up in the royal family and says his life doesn't exactly fit the fairy-tale image.
When asked whether life as a British royal lived up to the fairy tale, the prince replied in a CBS News interview: "No, not at all."
Harry then elaborated and added in some context about the difficulty of finding a girlfriend willing to put up with his royal role. "As any girl would ever tell you. It's sort of, 'Oh my God, he's a prince.' But no. The job that it entails -- I mean look at me, I'm 27 years old, and not so much searching for someone to fulfill the role, but obviously, you know, finding someone that would be willing to take it on.'
The prince also said that although he and his brother William are well aware that they were born into great privilege and also have serious responsibilities, they sometimes just long to live like ordinary folks. "There's a lot of times that both myself and my brother wish, obviously, that we were just completely normal."
Prince Harry, 27, proved to be quite a media hit during a recent ten-day tour of the Caribbean and Central and South America during which he balanced his official duties with mingling with the crowds, partying in the streets and playing sports with the locals.