Prince Harry Says It’s ‘Good and Bad’ Being a Part of the Royal Family
It’s hard being Prince Harry. While the 32-year-old, who is currently fifth in line to the throne, finds a lot of his charity work very rewarding, he does admit being a part of the royal family can sometimes be tough.
“What’s it like being a prince? Good and bad. There’s lots of privilege of course, but with privilege comes a lot of responsibility,” he said. “Being a prince means you’ve got to harness all the positivity, try and encourage people to see good stuff about life.”
Harry also confessed to not visiting Buckingham Palace, where his grandmother resides, often, though he noted, “The queen spends quite a lot of time there and the food is delicious.”
He also shared that there are “probably not as many [maids] as you think.”
“What’s Buckingham Palace like?”
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 4, 2016
In November, Kensington Palace, on behalf of Harry, blasted the recent media coverage on the prince’s new girlfriend, Meghan Markle. Claiming that Harry “has never been comfortable” with the “significant curiosity about his private life” as a British royal, a statement said that Harry is “worried” and “deeply disappointed” by the “wave of abuse and harassment” the Suits actress has been receiving now that their relationship has been made public.
“It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm,” the statement read. “He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all a part of the game.’ He strongly disagrees. It is not a game — it is her life and his.”
Kensington Palace has issued a statement this morning about the harassment currently being experienced by Meghan Markle and her family. pic.twitter.com/EuFZ4fmUIj
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 8, 2016