Prince Harry has spoken out about the ‘incessant’ intrusions into his private life, and how he hopes his mother approves of his charitable work.
Harry made the comments about the downside of being a Royal in an interview with Andrew Marr as he attends the Invictus Games in Orlando, which begin today.
“Everyone has a right to privacy,” he told the Andrew Marr programme this morning. “Sadly that line between public and private life is almost non-existent any more.
The Prince, 31, explained he and his family were “completely aware that we are in a very privileged position”.
“I will spend the rest of my life earning that privilege and trying to bring a spotlight on to things and causes that really matter to me, and hopefully matter to other people as well.
“Everyone has a right to their privacy, and a lot of the members of the public get it, but sadly in some areas there is this incessant need to find out every little bit of detail about what goes on behind the scenes. It’s unnecessary.”
Rumours are always running amok about the Prince’s love life. His brother, Prince William and wife Catherine, even had their office release a letter regarding photographers following their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Harry, a former captain in the Army, described the sacrifice of servicemen and women, as well as their families ‘who give so much to service, not knowing when they’re going to be sent away, not knowing how they’re going to come back, and not knowing who they’re going to serve with’.
In an interview with CBS yesterday, the redhead also explained that he hoped his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, would be ‘incredibly proud’ of his work to create the Invictus Games.
This Morning’s Norah O’Donnell had a chat with Harry and asked about his mother. He said he wanted her to be here, and thought she would be ‘running around causing chaos’ at the competition if she were. “Like I intend to,” he added with a cheeky grin.