Prince Harry: I’m Still Searching for The One

Prince Harry
Prince Harry attends a Youth Rally at National Stadium on March 5, 2012 in Nassau, Bahamas.  Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince Harry is ready to settle down.

During Katie Couric's ABC special The Jubilee Queen Tuesday, the single 27-year-old revealed he's eager to start a family — once he finds the right woman. "I've longed for kids since I was very, very young," Harry said. "And so I'm just waiting to find the right person, someone who's willing to take on the job."

Harry embarked on his first solo royal tour in March (on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II), which he feels would have been "easier" to do with a woman by his side. "I don't have anyone," he told Couric, 55. "I wasn't allowed to bring anybody with me."

(He and Chelsy Davy, 26, ended their five-year relationship in 2009 but have remained amicable and in each other's lives since the split.)

His love life aside, Harry also opened up about what his grandmother, 86, is like behind closed doors.

"In a small room with close members of the family, then she is just a normal grandmother. Very relaxed," he said. "She obviously takes a huge interest in what we all do . . . She wants to know which charities we're supporting, how life is going in our jobs and such. So you know, she has a vested interested in what we do."

"When we were young it was very easy to take our grandmother for granted. She was just a grandmother to us," Harry continued. "It's only really sort of been over the last sort of five, eight to 10 years that I've actually really learned to sort of understand and accept the huge deal that she is around the world, especially within the UK."

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