Prince Harry may just be the most eligible bachelor in Britain, but that doesn’t seem to matter. The young prince admitted in a recent interview that he was “very happy not having a girlfriend.” Sorry, girls.
Speaking about his wish to remain single, Harry told reporters that he has been compared to the fictional character Bridget Jones one more than one occasion.
“Bridget Jones? Where’s that come from. Because I write my own diary or because I don’t have a girlfriend? Bridget Jones? That’s sad. No, for me, it’s good… I’m not, sort of, looking. It’s cool,” he said.
To date, as far as the ever-eager media are concerned, Prince Harry has only dated two women. The most recent was 26-year-old Cressida Bonas, who he finished with back in 2014. Before Bonas, there was Chelsy Davy, who he split with in 2011.
Interestingly, Harry’s comments came at the end of a trip he took to Australia and New Zealand, where he was proposed to by a 21-year-old blonde. The hopeful young lady, Victoria McRae, was dressed in a sequinned Australian flag mini dress and tiara when she popped the question.
Although Harry said no to the marriage proposal from the complete stranger, she did manage to steal a kiss from him.
Harry also spoke in the interview about how important his career in the army was to him, saying, “I dread to think where I’d be without the Army. Bring back National Service. I put my hand up, as I said to the kids today, you can make bad choices, some severe, some not so severe. Without a doubt, it [the military] does keep you out of trouble. You can make bad choices in life, but it’s how you recover from those and which path you end up taking.”
So fond of the military is Harry that he also spoke about how thrilled he’d be for his nephew Prince George and brand new niece Princess Charlotte to go into the Armed Forces.
“I would definitely encourage George, and Charlotte if she wants to, to have some sort of involvement in the Armed Forces, guaranteed. And I know that William and Catherine would probably echo that as well, depending on the situation for them in those years to come,” he said.
In the short-term, Prince Harry said that he plans to spend the best part of the summer working for conservation groups battling poaching and the illegal wildlife trade in Africa.
The prince concluded, “For me, it’s three months of hard grafting, working with animals… to actually get the chance to embed myself with the top vet in southern Africa, travel with him for three weeks and every job he gets called up to do. That’s like my dream.”
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