Prince Harry — or uncle Harry as he is also known — has big plans for his new nephew and niece, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and says he will encourage Kate Middleton’s children to join the military.
Prince William and his younger brother, Prince Harry, have both enjoyed successful military careers, so why shouldn’t the younger Cambridges do the same? If Harry has any say, it will happen, according to a recent interview with the Sunday Times.
The 30-year-old ginger who recently finished training in Australia and is currently touring New Zealand, said the military has been good for him on a personal level.
“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.”
“It’s done no harm, just good, for me, and I know it’s the same for William. It’s hard to say anything else on that because, as a parent, it’s your choice.”
Prince Harry has ended his time in the military after more than a decade and two tours to Afghanistan despite terrorism threats against his life. After his visit to New Zealand, the fifth-in-line to the British throne will spend the next three months volunteering for front-line conservation projects in Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Botswana, according to a statement from Kensington Palace.
But Harry had some other valuable advice for George and Charlotte as he looks back on growing up in the spotlight, despite his mother’s efforts to protect him and his brother, William.
“As an uncle, you know, I would say enjoy the role, because at first it’s just pressure, pressure, pressure. Just enjoy it and make the most of it. If you’re going to be doing it and you’re having an effect on so many people then, if you smile, they’re smiling – and what’s the point of doing such a unique job without enjoying it?”
Part of being a public figure and constantly chased around by paparazzi are the questions about Harry’s romantic life, as he continues to be a bachelor with several names constantly floating around as potential girlfriends or future wives.
“I’m no Bridget Jones. Bridget Jones? That’s sad. No, for me, it’s good…I’m not looking. It’s cool.” Prince Harry said of all the questions surrounding his status. We will have to see what Duchess Kate and Prince William say their children joining the military.
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