From Royal Lad to soon-to-be Dad: 5 reasons why Prince Harry is our favourite Royal
It’s hard not to respect a ginger ruffian with a cheeky sense of humour who famously – and controversially – enjoys a good time. When he is also a boundary-pushing Helicopter Pilot who tirelessly pursues multiple charities and mic drops with the queen? Well, that just puts Harry to the top of our list of favourite Royals.
To celebrate his upcoming transformation from Lad to Dad, here are 5 reasons why Harry is our favourite Royal.
The Party Prince
Cheeky and roguish, in the early noughties Harry did what most younger brothers who receive a B and D on their A-levels do – party.
Harry ignited the British tabloids by smoking pot, being photographed butt naked in Vegas (strip Billiards apparently) and choosing notoriously questionable costumes.
Not only did this allow some of us to live vicariously through his antics, it gave the House of Windsor a new fresh face. The royals were real – relatable, and some of them would be bloody good fun to have a beer with.
Captain Wales - For Queen and Country
After his turn as the Party Prince, Harry surprised some with his utter commitment and dedication to service in Afghanistan as an Apache helicopter pilot. In his role, he was in charge of firing air to surface missiles, rockets and really big guns.
When asked if he has killed anyone in service, he replied:
“Take a life to save a life, that’s what we revolve around,” Harry said, matter-of-factly. “If there’s people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we’ll take them out of the game. Our job out here is to make sure the guys are safe on the ground and if that means shooting someone who is shooting them, then we will do it.”
The roguish Ranga
Harry embodies the textbook red head charm and cheek with regal swag, and undoubtedly exhibits the best sense of humour in Windsor.
Who else would have invited his Grandmother to cheekily respond to the Obama’s video teasing that they would win the Invictus Games?
He is also the first one to make a joke about being ginger, and his fiery locks have everyone guessing what Baby Sussex will look like with his and Meagan’s genetic combo.
Love your Mum
Nothing says “good bloke” more than a mischievous lad who loves his mum.
The youngest child of Princess Diana has spoken how his mother’s influence is one of the driving attributes behind his desire to give back.
"My mother stood for something. There's a lot of unfinished business and a lot of work that my mother never completed," Harry explained. The young royal was just 12 years old when he lost his mother.
“All I want to do is make my mother incredibly proud. That's all I've ever wanted to do."
The people's Prince
in keeping with honouring his late Mother's memory, Harry has devoted himself and used his position of privilege to help others. Whether it's creating and promoting the Invictus Games for injured ex-service men and women, or live filming himself taking an HIV test, Harry directs attention and resources to a wide array of charities.
And that benevolence is what makes him a truely aspirational gentleman.