No one in the royal family actually wants to be king or queen - Harry

By Kirstin Buick
22 June 2017

Heavy is the head that wears the crown – and it seems none of the royals in line for the throne are very keen to wear it.

Heavy is the head that wears the crown – and it seems none of the royals in line for the thronearevery keen to wear it.

Or so says Prince Harry, at least. The fifth-in-line to the British throne revealed in a magazine interview that none of his family actually wants to rule.

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"We are involved in modernising the British monarchy," the 32-year-old told Newsweek. "We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people."

"Is there anyone of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time."

The flame-haired prince -- who's dating US TV actress Meghan Markle (35) -- also admitted "several times that he longed to be something other than Prince Harry," The Guardian reports.

He also spoke about how surprised people would be at his and older brother Prince William's "ordinary lives".

“People would be amazed by the ordinary life William and I live,” he said.

“Even if I was king, I would do my own shopping. But it’s a tricky balancing act. We don’t want to dilute the magic... The British public and the whole world need institutions like it.”

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“The monarchy is a force for good and we want to carry on the positive atmosphere that the Queen has achieved for over 60 years, but we won’t be trying to fill her boots.”

His dad, Prince Charles (68) is the next in line for the throne, followed by William (35), and his children, Prince George (3) and Princess Charlotte (2).

Sources: NewsweekThe Guardian, BBC, MailOnline

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