Prince Harry always knows how to make us laugh! The royal recently got candid in journalist Angela Levin’s new book, Harry: A Biography of a Prince, about how he used to be a rebel before he met his wife-to-be, Meghan Markle.
“I sometimes still feel like I am living in a gold fish bowl, but I now manage it better,” he told Levin. “I still have a naughty streak too, which I enjoy and is how I relate to those individuals who have got themselves into trouble.” Harry was previously known for making tabloid headlines for his bad behavior before he joined the British Army.
But even though he could sometimes be a bad boy, Harry has a soft side, too. In fact, the red-headed royal isn’t afraid to admit that he’s a great hugger, just like his late mother, Princess Diana, was. “Everyone needs a hug now and again, and it just so happens that I’m very good with hugs,” he said, adding that this trait would make Diana “smile with pride.”
Perhaps if Harry wasn’t in the royal family he could get away with being bad; however, he didn’t exactly get a choice. “If you’re born into it, as we were, I think it’s normal to feel as though you don’t really want it,” the 33-year-old said about being a prince. “We don’t want to be just a bunch of celebrities, but instead use our role for good.”
In fact, he’s in a rush to do just that. “I want to make something of my life,” he told Levin. “I now feel there is just a small-ish window when people are interested in me before [Prince] George and [Princess] Charlotte take over and I’ve got to make the most of it.”
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Apparently, Charlotte is taking after her uncle with her rebellious ways, too. “She’s going to be trouble when she gets older,” Prince William previously said of his daughter. “All fathers say that to me — watch out for the little girls.” We can’t help but love a little unruly behavior from the royal family.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Closer Weekly.