The 32 year old royal spoke about how he used to "bury" his grief, and how he came to terms with Diana's death and carried on her charity work.
2017 will mark the twentieth anniversary of Princess Diana’s tragic death which shocked the world, but it’s often easy to forget that Prince Harry was only 12 years old when his mother died. Now, in a clip from a new interview, the royal opened up about how he processed such a tremendous loss at such a young age.
In a documentary for ITV that centres mainly on his charity work in the African state of Lesotho, the 32 year old, who is fifth in line to the British throne, spoke a little about how he came to terms with his mother’s death in 1997, admitting that he used to “bury” his feelings.
Prince Harry opened up about his mother's death in a new interview
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Rihanna returned to the country of her birth as Barbados celebrated its 50th anniversary of independence, and met with the young royal twice in one day.
RiRi met up with the 32 year old prince in the capital Bridgetown on Wednesday afternoon (November 30th) and appeared to quickly become friends, later being spotted sitting next to each other at the Golden Anniversary Spectacular Mega Concert at the Kensington Oval Cricket Ground later that evening.
Rihanna met with Prince Harry on the 50th anniversary of Barbados' independence
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The actress was seen shopping for groceries near Kensington.
Earlier this week, Prince Harry released a statement regarding the media harassment of his American girfriend Meghan Markle. The pair have been flying over to each other's respective nations for visits over the past few months, but they were reunited once again in London yesterday.
Prince Harry commemorates Armistice Day
The 'Suits' actress was spotted shopping at Whole Foods on Thursday (November 10th 2016) before walking back to Harry's home, Nottingham Cottage on the Kensington Palace estate according to People. She is currently on a break from filming her TV show, following the wave of harassment and abuse she has received since her relationship with the British royal was discovered.
Continue reading: Meghan Markle Reported To Be Staying With Prince Harry In London
It follows massive media exposure after Markle's relationship with Prince Harry was revealed last week.
Just a few days after Prince Harry stepped in defend his new girlfriend, Meghan Markle, from what he described as a “wave of abuse and harassment” from the public and press following the revelation of their relationship, the actress has requested time off from filming her series ‘Suits’.
According to reports from New York Daily News’ Page Six on Wednesday (November 9th), the 35 year old beauty has asked producers of USA Network’s ‘Suits’ from time out of filming in Toronto this week because she has “something important to do”.
Meghan Markle has requested time off from 'Suits' in the wake of the revelation of her relationship with Prince Harry
Continue reading: Meghan Markle Asks For Time Off From 'Suits' After Media Harassment
The two are said to have been dating since May, but the Prince has been left disappointed by press scrutiny
The media has been rife with speculation over Prince Harry’s love life when rumours of him dating US actress, Meghan Markle, surfaced a few weeks ago. Now the newspapers have been vindicated and reprimanded in equal measure after Kensington Palace released a statement condemning the press of their intrusion into Meghan’s life while confirming her status as the Prince’s girlfriend.
Prince Harry has confirmed his relationship with actress, Meghan Markle
The Suits actress, 35, and the fifth in line to the throne have been dating for a "few months" but the statement said Meghan had been subject to "abuse and harassment" from the papers.
The fifth in line to the throne is apparently dating the Canadian TV star.
Prince Harry is rumoured to have a new flame, with reports suggesting that he's been getting close to Canadian TV star Meghan Markle after they met in her home nation six months ago while he was promoting the Invictus Games for which he is a patron.
Prince Harry's love life hits headlines again
The pair met in Toronto back in May and she has been regularly visiting London since then; according to her Instagram page, we're talking at least once a month. She was even seen in the Royal Box at Wimbledon back in June, as well as the Kensington area of London where Harry lives and outside Buckingham Palace where his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II lives. If that wasn't telling enough, they have also reportedly been wearing matching friendship bracelets.
Continue reading: Is Prince Harry Dating 'Suits' Actress Meghan Markle?
The ‘Tarzan’ actress got her red-haired Englishmen mixed up during a night out in London last year.
Australian actress Margot Robbie has revealed her embarrassment after she mistook Prince Harry for fellowed flame-hair Englishman, Ed Sheeran. Robbie was pictured in a photo booth with Harry, alongside celebs including Cara Delevingne and Sienna Miller at Suki Waterhouse’s Christmas bash last year, but the actress thought she was just posing with pop royal rather than the fifth in line to the throne.
Margot Robbie once mistook Prince Harry for Ed Sheeran.
Speaking to The Sun Robbie said: “Everyone now thinks if they come on a night out with me in London they’ll bump into Prince Harry. But I didn’t even know who it was. I’d had a drink or drinks. I thought I was hanging out with Ed Sheeran.
Continue reading: Margot Robbie Recalls Mistaking Prince Harry For Ed Sheeran
Prince Harry, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William , Duke of Cambridge - Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and other members of the Royal Family attend a 'Service of Thanksgiving' to commemorate her 90th birthday at St. Paul's Cathedral. - London, United Kingdom - Friday 10th June 2016
The prince and the pop princess are said to have been cosy at a recent polo game.
Prince Harry has always had the most interesting royal love life, but now the 31-year-old is rumoured to be dating popstar Ellie Goulding. According to The Sun the pair got close during the recent Audi Polo Challenge and might have even shared a kiss under a blanket.
Could we soon be saying Princess Ellie?
A source close to Harry’s social circle told the newspaper: “He has told friends how much he likes Ellie and she is clearly taken by him. Harry got Ellie’s number a while ago and got in touch.” Ellie was the singer and Harry’s brother William’s wedding in 2011 and the two are said to have always got on well.
Continue reading: Is Prince Harry Secretly Dating Ellie Goulding?
Some people took Olivia Tallent’s joke a little too seriously.
Olivia Tallent, the daughter of E Street Band bassist Garry Tallent caused a little bit of a stir on social media when she shared a picture of herself and Prince Harry, referring to him as her ‘boyfriend’. The 19-year-old was, of course, just having a some fun with the caption, but sadly the joke seemed to be lost on a lot of people.
The band will perform at Kensington Palace on June 28th in aid of charity Sentebale.
Coldplay will perform in front of just 3,000 people next month at a charity event in the public gardens of Kensington Palace, in aid of Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale. Coldplay will be joined at the June 28th gig by acts including Laura Mvula and African-Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz.
Coldplay will perform at Kensington Palace on June 28th.
Sentebale was set up by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in 2006, in memory of Harry’s mother Princess Diana. The charity aims to help vulnerable children in Lesotho and Botswana who are victims of extreme poverty and the countries’ HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Continue reading: Coldplay To Perform At Prince Harry's Charity Concert
Duchess of Cambridge, Duke Of Cambridge , Prince Harry - The Royals launched the campaign, with the involvement of mental health charities, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to raise awareness and challenge the stigma around mental health. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 16th May 2016
Prince Henry of Wales , Prince Harry - Prince Henry of Wales, Prince Harry pictured arriving at the Radio 2 studio to appear on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show at BBC Western House - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 27th April 2016
Everyone's loving the regal look.
Looks like the royals are becoming UK style icons, with Prince Harry entering into GQ magazine's 50 best dressed men list for 2016 at number 38. He is beaten, however, by grandfather Prince Philip (aka the Duke of Edinburgh) who has 94 years of epic style behind him.
Prince Harry is one of GQ's best dressed men
Yep, Philip is 12th in the list, nearly reaching the top 10 which includes the likes of model David Gandy, David Beckham and his son Romeo Beckham, and One Direction's Harry Styles. Dashing in his youth, the Duke has never failed to pull off a charming ensemble, particularly when he's attending such dress-code heavy events as the Royal Ascot. 'The Duke of Edinburgh embodies duty and decorum and comes across effortlessly in the way he dresses,' says John Ray, creative director of Dunhill.
Continue reading: Prince Philip Officially Beats Prince Harry In The Style Stakes
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana is the name chosen by Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, for their second child. The announcement from Kensington Palace comes two days after the birth of Charlotte on 2nd May.
The Royal Princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Kensington Palace announced on Monday (4th May). Charlotte, who is fourth in line to the throne, will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte outside the Lindon Wing on Saturday (2nd May).
The royal tour of the US continues.
Princes Harry and William’s trip to Graceland in the US to attend Guy Pelly’s wedding might have slipped under the media radar, if it wasn’t for Harry’s recent breakup. As it stands, however, both Harry and his ex, Cressida Bonas, are now under intense media scrutiny. While several online outlets are speculating on Bonas’ behavior during her “compassionate leave” from work, Harry was tending to his friend duties over in Tennessee. The prince and his brother the Duke Of Cambridge attended the wedding of their close friend Guy Pelly to Elizabeth ‘Lizzy’ Wilson, the granddaughter of the Holiday Inn hotel empire founder.
Under the media's intense gaze, Harry travelled to Memphis to attend the wedding of the year.
The guest list for the high-profile wedding also included Princess Charlotte and Princess Eugenie, the Daily Mail reports. The guests attended an airy lakeside reception in Memphis. The bride, Elizabeth ‘Lizzy’ Wilson, the granddaughter of the Holiday Inn hotel empire founder. arrived in a powder blue Thunderbird vintage car wearing an elegant white lace dress, believed to be by Jenny Packham, and holding a bouquet of white peas with a head dress also made of white flowers. The couple said their vows outside in the open air, under an arch, decorated with roses and sweet peas.
The two princes paid a visit to another king while they are staying in Memphis, the home of Elvis Presley 'Graceland.'
Prince Harry and Prince Williams are making the most of their trip to Memphis, Tennessee. The royal brothers paid their respects to another king, they visited the home of Elvis Presley, the king of rock & roll.
Harry and Williams visited Graceland ahead of attending their good friend's, Guy Pelly, wedding.
Prince Williams and his brother attended a tour of Graceland
The force was strong with the world of showbiz this week as 'Mean Girls' turned ten and 'The Other Woman' bodyslammed 'Captain America 2' at the box office.
'Star Wars VII': "Raahhgh uughguughhaahnr wrrhwrwwh!" - that's Wookiee for "That new Star Wars cast is dope, yo!" Star Wars fans of all ages were given a shot of sweaty-palmed anticipation this week when the cast of JJ Abrams upcoming Star Wars sequel, Episode VII, was announced. Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and other original cast members will be joining a host of new faces, including Domhnall Gleeson, Max Von Sydow and Andy Serkis. See the photo of the new cast and find out more here.
Clooney Bagged: The air was filled with yells of envy this week as it was announced that actor George Clooney has become engaged to Amal Alamuddin after just a few months of dating. You'd be forgiven for being sceptical towards perpetual bachelor Cloonz's happy news but this time it's different. Find out how Clooney's family reacted. Amal isn't just another attention-craving bimbo: she's an accomplished human rights lawyer with unnaturally lustrous hair. For more info, check out our profile on Amal, AKA the one Clooney wouldn't let get away.
Meet Prince William and Harry's best friend, Guy Pelly
Princes’ William and Harry are about to jet off to the States for the wedding of their good friend Guy Pelly this weekend. Pelly has been a tabloid name for a while and obviously has friends in high places, but what do we know about the British nightclub manager?
Guy Pelly is marrying Lizzy Wilson on Saturday
Unsurprisingly Pelly has a true blue aristocratic background. His grandmother Monica, was a member of the Tate & Lyle sugar dynasty, while his mother, Lady Carolyn Herbert, was a former girlfriend of Prince Andrew, as well as a close friend of Princess Diana. Pelly has known the two princes for around 20 years, having met through their involvement in the Beautfort Hunt. Despite their long standing friendship, Pelly has often been pegged by the press as a bad ‘influence’ on the Princes, especially Harry. He has often been reported as the one who “introduced Harry to cannabis” and he was also by Harry’s side when he dressed in a Nazi uniform for a costume party.
Continue reading: He's Got Prince William And Harry At His Wedding, But Who Is Guy Pelly?
The former pair are dealing, each in their own way.
The news of Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas’ split only surfaced this week, but it looks like the two are already moving on. Well, he is, anyway. The newly minted bachelor used the opportunity to take a little trip to Miami this week, where he apparently did not waste any time moping. On Thursday, a few paps scoped out the royal at a beach house in Miami’s Soho neighborhood. In a video, shared by The New York Daily News, the prince is seen approaching a table of young women and can be heard saying: “It was nice meeting you.”
Harry seems to be adjusting to the breakup well enough.
Granted, that doesn’t necessarily mean he was flirting, but it is Miami after all. Harry is in the US just days after the breakup was made public (although it may have been longer since it actually happened). He is visiting the States to attend the wedding of of his good friend Guy Pelly.
Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas has split after two years of dating. What caused their sudden breakup?
We’re only just beginning to mourn the split of Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas. We'd grown sort of accustomed to the pair over the past few months, particularly since they'd started being seen so regularly together. It looked like the 30 year old Prince was preparing to settle down with the 25 year old marketing assistant, but reports this week that the pair have called it quits suggests otherwise.
Harry and Cressida has been dating for two years prior to their split
But what went wrong for Harry and Cressida? Just a few weeks ago the couple, who had been together since 2012, were pictured looking calm and happy watching the England v. Wales rugby match at Twickenham. Cressida, known by her friends as Cressie, had also recently attended her first official engagement with her royal beau, so how did things manage to go downhill so quickly?
Continue reading: The Reasons Behind Prince Harry, Cressida Bonas Split
It's safe to say nobody was expecting that kind of announcement.
It’s over between Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas. The pair have ended their relationship, ostensibly because she struggled to deal with the attention of being the girlfriend of the Prince. According to The Telegraph’s unnamed sources, the recent talk of an engagement only added tension to the relationship and in the end, caused the breakup. When Harry and Miss Bonas appeared at an official engagement for the first time together last month, it was taken as a sign that they were increasingly comfortable being seen as a couple.
Miss Bonas reportedly wants to focus on her acting career.
Last month, when the couple attended their first public event together – a We Day charity event at Wembley Arena attended by over 12, 000 people – it was taken as a sign that the two were finally confident enough in their relationship and that an engagement was on the cards. Not so, it turns out.
The Prince and his girlfriend of two years, have ended their relationsip "amicably,"... but why is it over?
Prince Harry is single once again.
The Royal family member split from girlfriend of two years, Cressida Bonas, only a month after she attended her first official engagement with him for the first time.
So why did their relationship end?
Continue reading: Prince Harry And Cressida Bonas Separate After Dating For 2 Years
Rumours abound that Prince Harry's girlfriend snubbed the Duchess' invite, but was she invited at all?
Baby Prince George of Cambridge was christened today in an exclusive and intimate ceremony with just 22 guests, including his close royal family, his parents' friends, and his seven godparents who were named soon after the ceremony. However, a notable absence from the baptism's array of guests was Cressida Bonas who is Prince Harry's girlfriend of approximately 18 months.
Cressida Bonas Was Not At Prince George's Christening.
The pair have had an on/off relationship punctuated by Harry's service with the army in Afghanistan but seem to be on solid foundations with swirling rumours that there may be a marriage proposal on the horizon. Though reportedly daunted by the idea of royalty and the associated media attention, 24 year-old Bonas is said to be coming round to the idea of a future with the Prince, perhaps pushed by Harry's newfound keenness for commitment after years of wild partying.
Continue reading: Why Did Cressida Bonas Not Show Up At The Royal Christening?
The actress felt "daunted" by the enormity of her role playing the 'people's princess.'
Naomi Watts has discussed her feelings towards her latest and largest film role to date, the portrayal of the iconic 'people's princess' in the film Diana, out today in the UK (20 September).
Naomi Watts' Role As Diana Has Been Disparaged By Some.
Watts' relationship with the press in the run-up to the film's release has so far been blighted by a confusing walk-out of an interview with Radio 5 Live's Simon Mayo for the station's film show. Mayo hadn't expressed any particular opinion towards the film; neither had he asked a particularly challenging question, which is why Watts' walk-out was so bemusing for the radio hosts and their listener.
The royal is facing off against actor Alexander Skarsgard and a team from the US in a race to reach the South Pole
Prince Harry took his Antarctic mission training to the next level last night (17 Sept.) as he endured a night of freezing temperatures and fast winds, similar to the ones he will soon me facing on a daily basis, by spending the night in a freezer. The prince and his crew of wounded former-servicemen from across the Commonwealth climbed into the industrial freezer space in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, in order to acclimatise themselves for the harsh Antarctic weather.
Prince Harry and Alexander Skarsgard will face-off in a race to the South Pole
Both Harry and Swedish-born Alexander, who will be racing against the Prince and his Commonwealth teammates as part of a crew representing the US, will race for 200 miles through one of the harshest environments on Earth and used the facility, which normally tests the durability of vehicles, to test themselves. According to the BBC, they were subjected to temperatures of -35C and wind speeds of 45 mph in the Nuneaton testing centre, as they prepared themselves for conditions that could be much worse when they are down in the icy tundra.
Prince Harry is taking the South Pole Allied Challenge.
Prince Harry is solidifying his reputation as the most extreme member of the royal family. According to The Guardian, the Prince of Wales is currently preparing for an expedition to the Antarctic this November. As part of his training, Harry reportedly spent a night in a giant freezer.
Prince Harry will battle the elements in the name of charity.
The 29-year-old was joined by four of his teammates. In less than two months, the team will set out on a trek across the Antarctic in Walking with the Wounded charity. The Royal will race alongside injured British servicemen and women against competitors from the US and the Commonwealth.
Continue reading: Prince Harry Faces Antarctic Chills In Preparation For Charity Event
Prince Harry slept in a fridge, but it's not just another one of his stunts.
You may have thought we were going to report on Prince Harry getting home from a night out in an exotic location and bedding down in a fridge to cool off, but fear not, it's not another one of the royal's famous stunts - well, it is sort of.
The 29-year-old is set to race with a team of injured British servicemen and women against the United States and Commonwealth groups in November - though this is no ordinary race. In temperatures of minus 35C with wind speeds of 45mphs, the teams will trek across the South Pole this winter.
Patron of the Walking With The Wounded charity, Harry spent the night in a giant freezer this week to prepare for the gruelling conditions in Antarctica.
Continue reading: Prince Harry Just Slept In A Fridge. Yep, He Did That.
The future king of England was explaining his love and admiration towards his own, four-week-old successor to the throne.
Prince William and Catherine Middleton shared the first photos of baby Prince George; their four-week-old son and the one-day King of the United Kingdom and head of the Commonwealth of Nations. The proud father wasn't justs sharing pictures of his newborn child either, as the second in line for the throne spoke at length about his love and admiration for the little one, even if he is giving them a few sleepless nights.
The royal couple first posed with their newborn baby days after his birth.
Wills was speaking with CNN, without Kate, in his first official interview since the birth of their son on July 22, during which he discussed his newfound joy towards being a father, even though his new duties include a lack of sleep now. He referred to his son as "a bit of a rascal" during the interview with CNN's Max Foster, adding that he has already caused himself and Catherine their fair share of sleepless nights. He told Foster that George is "growing quite quickly actually," adding, "he's a little fighter - he wriggles around quite a lot and he doesn't want to go to sleep that much."
Continue reading: Prince William Shares His Love Of His Son, The "Little Rascal" [Video]
Harry began his US trip with a Manhattan event, the guestlist of which was bursting with socialites.
Prince Harry took Manhattan by storm last night, when he attended a dinner hosted by American Friends of The Royal Foundation. Also in attendance were music producer and Black Eyed Peas headliner Will.i.am., as well as Sean Lennon and Bright Lights Big City author John McInerney and his socialite and philanthropist wife Anne Hearst-Mcinerney, sister of Patti, and the daughter of publishing tycoon Randolph J Hearst.
Yes, it was an evening, practically packed with socialites, but Harry caught the eye of one, renowned for her beauty – Miss USA herself, Nana Meriweather. On the night of her attendance of the glitzy fundraiser at the Four Seasons, Miss Meriweather joked about the British royal whisking her away. Or was she joking? “Wouldn’t that make a great story? We should totally get married,” the beauty queen chuckled. “And he’s tall, I hear, so maybe we’ll get married.” All jokes aside though, the two royal and the beauty queen probably would make a good couple, or at least a height-appropriate one, with Meriweather towering at the impressive height of 6ft1in, just an inch shorter than Harry. Unfortunately for her, if celebrity couples are anything to go by, it definitely takes more than an appropriate height difference to make things work. But hey, it really would make a cute story, if a really improbable one.
Harry touring the Jersey Shore on an earlier visit to the US.
Prince Harry takes his US tour to Manhattan where he watches the Harlem RBI, an inner-city youth baseball team, training on the Field of Dreams. He chats to one coach who leads him round the pitch where he is presented with a baseball shirt by two other coaches who he poses for photos with.
Prince Harry tried his hand on the amusements at Jersey Shore today, and rode around in a bus too.
Prince Harry is the royal currently on tour to spread the good word of the House of Windsor, with the red headed third in line for the throne currently in New Jersey on the fifth day of his tour.
The royal met up with NJ Governor Chris Christie in the morning, with the two visiting parts of the state ravaged by last years Hurricane Sandy. The pair headed to the devastated Mantoloking where the prince was gifted a Mantoloking Police Department cap. Earlier Christie had presented the prince with another clothing freebie; a fleece meant as a token of New Jersey's gratitude. The pair even headed to Seaside Heights, where MTV's Jersey Shore is filmed, and took in a few fair ground games for good measure.
Harry, William and Kate were most impressed with the Harry Potter and Batman exhibits.
The royals do love their pop culture. Today (April 26) Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton took a tour of the brand new London location of Warner Bros Studios along with some 500 children, Us Magazine reports. The royal family got to practice their magic skills and see a lot of the sets for the Harry Potter films up close. While Kate and Wills got trained on the right wand moves (though of course we all know real magic isn’t about foolish wand waving and silly incantations), Harry missed out. He joined his relatives back on the cobbled streets of the Diagon Alley set. Naturally, when it came time to explode some cauldrons, the younger brother failed to pass the exam. Then again, maybe it was just his muggle showing.
The three then had a look around the Batman exhibit, and, of course, were most impressed by the props. William fell so in love with the Batmobile, according to Us Magazine, that he offered to take over the role of the cape crusader (just doing his duty of course): "Christian Bale's getting old and tired," the prince joked. "I will stand in if I have to."
William and Kate, pictured here arriving at the studio.
Continue reading: The Royal Family Get Magical On A Tour Of Warner Bros Studios In London
Prince William was particularly enthusiastic about the Batman vehicles on studio visit
Prince William “could not resist the chance” to take a seat on Batman’s bike in a recent visit to the Warner Bros studios near Watford, The Telegraph reports today (April 26, 2013). Accompanied by his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, the royal couple were inaugurating the studio and getting a privileged behind the scenes tour of how movies such as the Batman trilogy have been made in the UK.
The £100 million studio reportedly accounts for one third of all movies made in the UK. Star Wars Episode One, The Phantom Menace and the James Bond movie Goldeneye are all amongst the studio’s success list. After a presentation on the history of Warner Bros in the UK, William and Kate – along with William’s younger brother Prince Harry - met some of the company’s staff in the huge studios, as well being presented with an array of mannequins adorned with some of the Batman movies’ iconic costumes, including Christian Bale’s Dar Knight costume, Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman costume and Tom Hardy’s Bane outfit. There were several props also on display and William took a seat on the Bat-bike. Looking at the legendary Batmobile, William joked to Harry “We'll have to borrow that for the weekend.” He even sat inside and revved its 5.7 litre engine loudly, clearly taken with the exclusive vehicle.
After leaving the studios, they were scheduled to visit the Making of Harry Potter tourist attraction, where author JK Rowling was expected to be amongst the 500 guests.
The second heir to the throne will risk his life in arctic conditions
Never one to shy away from a challenge, Prince Harry might be facing his biggest one yet (until he has to babysit Kate & Will’s royal sprog). The younger Prince brother will be racing to the south pole in aid of charity.
“As a member of the British team, I will have a brew (tea) on ready for you when you join us at the Pole," he said in a speech, referring to participants from other countries. "Ladies and gentlemen, these men and women have given their all in the cause of freedom, in our cause. That they should once again step into the breach - this time facing down the extreme physical and mental challenges of trekking to the South Pole - just underlines their remarkable qualities." He added:"So, what are these qualities? Courage, to be sure. Physical strength, endurance, a sense of comradeship, absolutely. The Walking With The Wounded charity funds re-training and re-education of wounded servicemen and women to help them find employment after leaving the services. "But there's something else,” adds the Prince, “something deeper than that. Something that continues to draw me back to this charity and these people time and again - and always will. "It's toughness of mind. An unquenchable spirit that simply refuses to say, 'I am beaten'. In a way it's something that can't be defined. You've either got it or you haven't."
Prince Harry will test his metal in minus conditions
Continue reading: Prince Harry Will Race To The South Pole For Charity
The Prince will be embarking on a challenging adventure to the South Pole
In a bid to prove that he’s more than just a bumbling, naked pool-playing, Nazi-costume wearing walking faux pas, Prince Harry will be embarking on a month-long trek to the South Pole as part of the Walking With the Wounded challenge. The physically-daunting challenge will involve the Prince trekking in a group with four British amputees, who will be racing against teams from the US, Canada and Australia. At the launch event, he joked “As a member of the British team I will have a brew ready for you when you join us at the South Pole.”
The 28 year-old will set off in November and will trek across 208 miles of polar terrain, pulling a sled weighing 70kg, The Telegraph reports. Temperatures are expected to plummet to -45 degrees. The Prince paid tribute to the wounded people with whom he will be trekking, particularly their “courage, physical strength, endurance and sense of comradeship.” He added “There is something else, something deeper than that, which continues to draw me back to this charity. It is a toughness of mind, an unquenchable spirit that refuses to say ‘I am beaten’.”
He will be joined by Duncan Slater, 34, a former RAF sergeant from Diss in Norfolk, who has had both legs amputated below the knee, when an IED exploded when he was on duty in Afghanistan. He said “When I was blown up I was told by my doctor that I would never walk or run without pain again. I was determined to prove otherwise. I want to show others that amputees can do anything…to have the opportunity to help a charity that is willing to do so much is beyond words.
Prince Harry has returned home from a four month deployment in Afghanistan and could not be happier to be back. Speaking on his return he said that he was looking forward to some family time, but made sure to let us know that it's family only and that "[we're] not invited."
The young prince has been in the bad books of the nation this week after having spoken about killing the Taliban while on duty, in a fairly blasé manner, quite unbecoming of a prince. Now that he's back though, and seen the negative press, he's toned himself down.
He was happy to say that there had been a marked improvement in Afghanistan during 2012 in contrast to his previous tour in 2006/7. "[T]he way things are going is fantastic, the difference between 2006 and now is absolutely fantastic." Adding a distinctly macabre note about the expectations of the army and of its soliders: "You get asked to do things that you would expect to do wearing this uniform and that's as simple as that really."
It's strange that 'Prince Harry Kills Insurgents' gets less media coverage than 'Prince Harry's Naked Las Vegas Romp', or 'Prince Harry is Happy that his Brother is Having a Baby', but it does.
Here, however, is a rare interview from Harry with CNN, in which he describes life in the army and divulges some harsh truths. He says that it's necessary to "take a life to save a life. That's what we revolve around" in the chat, as well as describing the way in which the army has changed."It used to be very much: front seat, you're firing the whole time," he explained. "Now, yes we fire when we have to but essentially we're more of a deterrent than anything else. Our job out here is to make sure the guys are safe on the ground and if that means shooting someone who is shooting at them, then we will do it ... It's not the reason I decided to do this job. The reason to do this job was to get back out here, and carry on with a job."
And when asked if he had actually killed any Taliban insurgents, the Prince responded: "Yeah, so lots of people have. The squadron's been out here. Everyone's fired a certain amount."
Prince Harry says he kills Taliban insurgents while serving as co-pilot gunner of an Apache attack helicopter in Afghanistan. The royal has been serving for around for months in southern Helmand - a Taliban heartland - and has for the first time acknowledged that he attacked enemy forces.
In an interview while out on duty in Camp Bastion, Harry explained that he was sometimes justified to "take a life to save a life," adding, "That's what we revolve around, I suppose." The brother of the Duke Of Cambridge explained how the roles of Apaches and CPGs have changed since his previous deployments in 2007 and 2008. "It used to be very much: front seat, you're firing the whole time. Now, yes we fire when we have to but essentially we're more of a deterrent than anything else. Our job out here is to make sure the guys are safe on the ground and if that means shooting someone who is shooting at them, then we will do it," said Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne. The interview gives an insight into the Prince's life around the base, in which he mixes freely with his fellow troops, eats in the canteen and plays video games, calling himself "just one of the guys."
Prince Harry also used the ITV interview to express his frustration about the British media, even the producers whom were conducting the interview. "I never wanted you guys to be out here, but there was an agreement made to invite you out on the deal that the media didn't speculate before my deployment. That's the only reason you guys are out here."
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Following the drama that occurred when a pregnant Kate Middleton visited a London hospital with severe morning sickness, we haven't heard a lot about the Royal baby, but now, while serving in the British army, Prince Harry has expressed his delight at the pending blue blooded offspring.
He was quoted by the The Telegraph as being "thrilled" for the couple and "can't wait to be an uncle", adding: "It's about time."
"Obviously I'm thrilled for both of them," he said during an interview in Helmand Province "It's about time," he joked. "I can't wait to be an uncle." And when asked if he had telephoned the Duke and Duchess to congratulate them from Afghanistan, he said: "Of course I have. I had a chat to them. I spoke to my brother and her, and they're both very well and both very happy obviously. I didn't send a letter of congratulation like most of the papers said."
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A source close to The Mirror, said: "Everyone is absolutely delighted for Missy and Tom, they make the perfect couple. Tom absolutely adores her. They have been together for several years although did have a brief split and got back together last May." The source also added that, "Ever since then several people have been speculating an engagement would be on the cards." It is thought that Harry and Chelsy are the ideal candidates for the roles of best man and bridesmaid respectively. Harry and Van Straubenzee are best buds, with Tom helping out with the best man speech for the Royal wedding. Add to that Harry's heroics when Tom was threatened with a knife outside Battersea Power Station, the all things point to best man. A statement from the Percy family said yesterday: "The Duke and Duchess of Northumberland are delighted to announce the engagement of their younger daughter Melissa Percy to Mr Thomas van Straubenzee. The wedding is planned to take place in the summer of 2013."
The wedding is set to be the royal society event of the year, when it takes place. The whole inner circles of Royals will be toasting their nuptials, including Prince William and Kate, as the whole gang are close friends.
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Prince Harry's best friend Thomas Van Straubenzee is engaged to marry Lady Melissa Percy, whose principal residency is Northumberland's Alnwick Castle, aka, Hogwarts. The stunning Grade 1 listed building doubles for the school of witchcraft and wizardry in the blockbuster Harry Potter films.
Lady Percy, 25, is the youngest daughter of the Duke of Northumberland and is "thrilled" about the upcoming nuptials which they hope to hold next year, according to The Telegraph. The engagement will delight Prince Harry, who's been friends with Van Straubenzee since they attended Ludgrove prep school and Eton College together. As yet there's no word on wedding venues, though Straubenzee and Percy are certainly spoilt for choice, with West London's Syon Park her father's home in the capital. Some may remember that in August, Prince Harry gave a police statement after Van Straubenzee was attacked in Battersea, South London, while speaking to the Royal on a mobile phone.
In 2002, Thomas's brother Henry - another friend of Prince Harry - was killed in a car crash aged 18. He had gained an Army scholarship and planned to follow a career in the military after a planned gap-year working in Uganda.
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Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrived in Stockton-on-Tees this week for a string of solo engagements. Around 2,000 well-wishers turned out to welcome Middleton to the north-east, where she met Olympic volunteers, reports BBC News.
Dressed in a burgundy coat, the Duchess braved the blustery weather to meet the likes of William Hardy, 14, who carried the Olympic torch through Newcastle earlier in the summer. William contracted meningitis when just 23 months old, having both of his legs and part of his left arm amputated. Megan Bartle, 20, who arrived early to get a good vantage point, said of the Duchess, "She is such a brilliant role model and a true inspiration. She also carries herself beautifully, but is modest and at ease with the public.I like the way she mixes designer clothes with high street fashion and almost as if she is saying, 'I don't think I'm better than you'". 67-year-old Mercy Scott got the bus from neighbouring Cramlington for Middleton's arrival, saying, "We understand though, why William isn't here and seeing Kate in person is brilliant. She is so beautiful and good natured and will make a good queen."
Prince William was unable to attend the royal engagement following the death of his former nanny Olga Powell. The Prince attended the funeral of Mrs Powell, who cared for he and Prince Harry following their parent's divorce and the death of their mother, Princess Diana.
Morrissey combined his two favourite bugbears - the British royal family and meat-eaters - into one long grumble to the Australian press recently, calling Prince Harry an "idiot" in reaction to recent nude images of him coming out from a holiday in Las Vegas, and lambasting Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton for their actions and attitudes towards animals.
Talking to Australia's news.com, Morrissey said "I wasn't surprised by Harry in Vegas because he's always been an absolute idiot." Varying on his topic, the outspoken musicians said "The monarchy is foremost a business, and it's important to them that the British public continue to finance the excessive luxurious lifestyles of the now quite enormous, wasteful and useless 'royal' family. I find it very sad."
Turning his attentions to Will and Kate, Morrissey scorned "William shoots deer, Kate's favorite food is the shockingly cruel fois gras, Harry shoots water buffalo. They are the most dysfunctional, unpleasant and arrogant people on the planet, a sour soap opera, and they should resign and retire." Ramming home his belief that the royal family were nothing other than an embarrassment, the singer raged "Can you imagine how the Prime Minister of Argentina viewed Harry in Vegas? Or the Pope? Or the Archbishop of Canterbury?"
The Royal Family has decided against lodging a complaint with the press watchdog over Prince Harry’s Vegas pictures Photographs of the 27-year-old Prince cavorting naked in a Sin City hotel room were published by The Sun newspaper, causing a nationwide storm.
Despite the newspaper being the only UK publication to run the photographs, Harry’s office in St. James’s Palace said it had decided against pursuing a formal complaint given the Prince’s current deployment in Afghanistan, reports Reuters. It may be that the royals are concentrating their legal efforts on a French photographer who took topless pictures of The Duchess of Cambridge while she was holidaying with Prince William. The couple have launched a criminal complaint against the snapper, who provided French gossip magazine Closer with the photographs.
Harry returned to Afghanistan this month to fly attack helicopters in the NATO-led war against the Taliban. The royals said pursuing the Vegas scandal would “not be appropriate at this time and would prove to be a distraction” to the Prince’s service. The photographs were an embarrassment for the family after a summer celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Date of birth
15th September, 1984