Prince Harry might seem like he hasn’t seen as much of the limelight as other royals (particular his older brother) in the past few years, with the marriage of Prince William and the birth of Will and Kate’s children being front and center royal news, but Harry is certainly holding his own.
Most recently, Prince Harry attended the flypast to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. But Harry didn’t just honor the veterans by attending. As Time reports, he gave his seat in a vintage Spitfire to 95-year-old Tom Neil, who was the only veteran of the battle in attendance.
Mr. Neil spoke with People and told them of the warm welcome he received from Prince Harry.
“He came and welcomed me back. He was so keen to see me around and was so welcoming and even handed me back my stick I had left.”
Even though the focus was on the flypast and the veteran in attendance, the birthday boy – yes, Prince Harry is 31 now! – did not go unnoticed that day. He was sporting a ginger beard that set social media on fire. The beard is a relatively new thing and everyone agrees it makes him more desirable and distinguished than ever, which begs the question why is this handsome prince still unattached.
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) September 16, 2015
A source recently told People that Harry is currently not dating anyone, despite the fact that he was seen out celebrating late on his birthday with a number of friends, including his ex-girlfriend, Cressida Bonas.
“She was invited along to a birthday party with the big group of people and that was it. They’re friends.”
What else has Prince Harry been up to? He has been active ever since returning from his summer in Africa. This past Sunday he attended the opening of the Rugby World Cup 2015. Not only did he appear as honorary president of England Rugby 2015, giving the opening speech, but as the Daily Mail reported, he also co-starred in a short film shown at the opening that depicted how the game of rugby was invented. Prince Harry played the part of a humble gardener alongside Johnny Wilkinson.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 19, 2015
What’s in store next for Prince Harry? It’s hard to say, but it probably won’t involve a lot of downtime. And whatever he does, we will be kept up-to-date both by the media and via Harry, Will, and Kate’s Twitter feed.
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