Harry, hardworking and devoted, witnessed first-hand the toll war takes during his 10 years in the British Army, having served two tours in Afghanistan. Now he is fighting a different battle, raising awareness about the challenges our heroes face.
"When you look past the amputees, when you look past the burns, they're still the same people, and to be able to call them all my comrades, friends, we all share something," Prince Harry told "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts. "We share that uniform. We share the training. We share, in some cases, Afghanistan. It’s very special."
With age, the 31-year-old Prince Harry has finally reconciled his public versus private personas, coming to terms with his life as Capt. Wales and Prince Harry.
"I suppose, inevitably, [I was] going to have to get to the stage where I was always going to be Prince Harry," he told Roberts. "Despite the fact that I always wanted to be Capt. Wales, treated the same and the same uniform as everybody else, that acceptance, the power that the name has."
Harry told Roberts he is committed to using his birthright and name to make a significant impact.
"I hope that a lot of my mother's talents are shown in a lot of the work that I do," Prince Harry reflected.
Prince Harry said he hopes his mother would be pleased with all he and his brother have accomplished.
"I hope she's looking down, you know, with tears in her eyes, being incredibly proud of what we've established, I suppose," Harry said. "I'm sure she's longing for me to have kids so she can be a grandmother again."
"I hope that everything we do privately and officially, that it makes her proud," he said. "I think losing your mother at such a young age does end up shaping your life massively. Of course, it does, and now I find myself trying to be there and give advice to other people who are in similar positions."
"You've got to have fun in life. Otherwise, wow, imagine life without fun," Harry said. "You’ve got to be taken seriously, but I hope that I’m a fun uncle."
Prince Harry said he enjoys bringing out the fun in his father, Prince Charles, who is celebrating the 40th anniversary of his own foundation, The Prince’s Trust.“He started out very, very young and he's incredibly passion[ate] and has his finger in a lot of pies but, you know, he's getting on a bit now, so he needs a poke in the ribs every now and then to make sure that he's got that kiddie side inside of him still,” Harry said. “He's very ticklish, so that's normally the easiest way to get around him.”
Harry added that Prince Charles has helped him find his own path in life in many different ways.
“Our family very much does their own thing. There’s not too much advice going around,” he said. “Everyone just gets on and does … and it works. It works in different areas and you've gotta cover such a wide range of different people.”
Prince Harry told Roberts he, too, hopes to have children soon and longs for the day when he will become a father.
"I can’t wait for the day. So, you know, it will be fantastic," Harry said. "I've got a kid inside of me. I want to keep that. I adore kids. I enjoy everything that they bring to the party. They just say what they think."
"It's one of my very, very happy memories, of going to Disney World with my mum," Harry said. “I went on ‘Space Mountain’ 14 times. I was like, 'This is absolutely fantastic. This is the best thing ever.'"
"There's all sorts of places over the world where we were very lucky to have those moments with our mother; and very, very happy memories," Harry said of himself and his brother.
Prince Harry also spoke candidly about another formidable woman in his life, his grandmother, the Queen, who will turn 90 in April.
"Because of my time in the service, [I have] the utmost of respect, not just for her as a grandmother," Prince Harry said. "She was my boss for 10 years and I viewed her very much like that."
"Now it's really nice because I can go to her for advice and bend her ear with all the experiences she's had over the years," he said.
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