The British Royal Family is put on one of the biggest footstalls known to man, and it’s pretty simple to see why because their sole function in the grand scheme of things places them apart from others and causes the world to follow their every move as closely as possible.
It’s a known truth that the royal family has many rules and customs in which they’re expected to adhere. Many of these are fixed in place to assist them to sustain the longstanding style and majestic nature the family is known to possess.
Some members of the family, though, tend to warp the rules a tad more than others, and one of the repeat offenders over the years is, you guessed it, Prince Harry. From the moment he was born he has been one to wear a sneaky smile and tutu around the customs as much as possible.
Since becoming a husband, this certainly hasn’t diminished, and he married a bride that thinks quite similarly to him, and at times, causing many to scratch their heads in disbelief at their unrestrained habits.
Recently, more news about Prince Harry’s personality was exposed and followers were pretty excited and eager to learn all about it. It was leaked that Harry makes a slightly non-traditional request when staying in hotels, he asks for them to discontinue their use of plastic.
According to one of his old friends, Nacho Figueras, Harry has always been irritated by the amount of plastic waste in hotels. He gave an example in an interview: “He was there and we were at the hotel where we spent the night before the game. He talked to a person and said, ‘This morning I got my coffee and I saw that you have a plastic thing on the coffee. And then I also sent my shirt and got my shirt in a big plastic bag.’ The Prince then added, ‘Can we please not use the plastic?’”
He continued: “So that’s this guy, okay. I don’t like to talk about that at all, that’s who he is. That’s who they are. No plastic.”
This is not the first time someone has taken notice of his dislike for plastic waste. Prince William once spoke about it in an interview: “[Prince Charles] took us litter picking when we were younger. We thought this is perfectly normal, everyone must do it. We were there with our spikes stabbing the rubbish into plastic bags.”
But it appears that Harry does this because he’s literally programmed to do so because his father Prince Charles did, and believes that we should all be doing it, but then this is one more reason he’s not only a charming royal and loyal father, but also dedicated and enthusiastic about waste and keeping the planet a pretty clean place, and that’s something worth heeding.
Over the years we’ve had a glimpse at Harry’s personality, from his cheeky streak to his sincere, caring side, and his soft spot for children, and of course, he’s now a father himself, and there are three versions of Harry, the sensitive little boy, the fighting man, and that cheeky smile that you could fall in love with.
Of course, it’s that cheeky side of Harry that’s made him the more popular and relatable members of the Royal Family, and with his playful disposition he’s always been very charming, particularly in his party prince era, with some pretty public slips in judgement that accompanied it, but that’s what makes him human.
And his position within the Royal Family has given rise to his more laid-back, goofy character, while his beloved brother William has been primed for his position as successor to the throne from the second he was born, but Harry as the superfluous exists in something of a grey area.
It’s really tough being the second son because you don’t really have a designated purpose, and this dynamic was one the late Princess Diana was also very conscious of when raising her two sons.
Diana was keen to ensure Harry felt as loved and important as his brother, telling Prince Charles, you take care of the heir and I’ll take care of the spare.
While Harry always appeared carefree and approachable, his position as the spare likely had a profound influence on his personality than many of us would recognise, especially in his younger years, and Harry struggled to obtain a meaningful role in his life, and that culminated to make him a rather bitter man.
These days, however, it’s probably a different story for the happily married Duke of Sussex, who now has a child of his own, and some might say that he’s got a more appealing life than Prince William because he’s got all the prestige and gratification of being a royal but not all of the responsibility that his brother has on his shoulders.
Harry more likely than not will never be King, William, of course, will be, and probably at this stage of his life, Harry is realising it’s really not been all that bad.