He grew up as the third in line to the throne of Great Britain, but these days, accession laws dictate that Prince Harry is now fifth in line, behind his father, the Prince of Wales; his older brother, the Duke of Cambridge; and his young nephew and niece, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. And for Harry, that's just fine.
In a new interview with U.K.'s the Daily Mail on Sunday, the royal opened up about the close bond he shares with George, 3, and Charlotte, 2.
"The reason I'm now fifth is because of my nephew and niece, and I could never wish them away. They are the most amazing things ever."
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Just as Harry opened up about how much Kate Middleton has helped him grow, he also clearly takes his role as an uncle very seriously. Speaking about the possibility of having children of his own in the future, the prince added, "I am determined to have a relatively normal life, and if I am lucky enough to have children, they can have one too. We don’t want to be just a bunch of celebrities but instead use our role for good."
As Harry is still fifth in line to the throne—and will likely remain so unless his brother and sister-in-law welcome more children—he will have to ask permission from the Queen before getting married, as stipulated in the Royal Marriages Act. It's worth noting, though, that the Queen has never yet formally denied a request.
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We can only hope that the impending nuptials will happen in the near future, and we can't wait to see mini Harrys running around one day! In fact, that has us imagining just exactly what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's children will look like...
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Harry and William pose with their parents at the family's Kensington Palace home.