Still looking for his fairy tale ending! Prince Harry opened up about his hopes for his own family and his future in a new interview with Sky News.
“I would love to have kids right now,” the royal, 30, dished. “There come times when you think now is the time to settle down, or now is not, whatever way it is, but I don’t think you can force these things it will happen when it’s going to happen.”
Prince William‘s little brother spoke to Sky News from New Zealand, where he recently started a royal tour. The trip followed one of the Prince’s final duties with the armed services in Australia, as he will end his military career in June. He added to Sky that he is looking forward to his future with a family, but is not jumping into anything just for the sake of it.
“There’s a process that one has to go through and tours like this are great fun,” he said of his personal development. “Hopefully I’m doing alright by myself. It would be great to have someone else next to me to share the pressure. But, you know, time will come and whatever happens, happens.”
Now the uncle to young Prince George, 21 months, and his new baby sister Princess Charlotte (who turned one week old this past Saturday), the redheaded royal touched on his dedication to the royal family and the United Kingdom, and his plans to devote more of his time to his inherited role.
“It is a crossroads,” he said of the moment in his career. “I’m in the same position now as most people in my year group, or my rank would be in. Because I’m a non-grad, I’m slightly behind everybody else, and most of the guys I joined with at the time have already left, for numerous reasons.”
“But it is a case of, if we move on, more responsibilities come,” Prince Harry continued. “I suppose with wanting to take on slightly more of this role, I don’t really feel I would be in the right position take on the careers of more soldiers and to take on the responsibility of continuing to fly, for instance. So it is a balance, and I’ve tried to get it right over the last six months or seven months to a year, before I finished. And it was getting hard. As I said: I’m at a crossroads.”
“If people can trust that I’ll make the right decision and hopefully, whatever that is, I’ll make them proud,” he added of his constituents. “I’ve got to the stage when I’m very happy that I’ve done 10 years in the services. There’s part of me that would love to keep on doing that.”
Prince Harry’s decision to leave the service should, however, give him more time in England with his brother, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, and the couple’s two children. He spoke to Sky News about his niece Princess Charlotte, whose birth he missed by just a few days because of a military trip.
“I’m so looking forward to seeing her, to meeting her and to holding her,” Prince Harry said of the newborn baby. “[Prince William] sent me two photos; one before everybody else, which was nice, and then another — one with her back with George back home.”
“She was a little bit late, hence I missed her,” he added. “So she’ll have to work on that! But apart from that, it’s fantastic news for both of them. I’m thrilled.”
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