Prince Harry talks marriage, babies: ‘I would love to have kids right now’


Here are some photos of Prince Harry finishing up his military training in Australia last week with the Australian Defence Force. Can I just say? Harry looks really badass in these photos. Like he could lead men into war. It’s sort of a shame that he’s retiring from his military career because I think it was something he enjoyed and something he was genuinely good at. You can read more about his training exercises here.

After Australia, Harry flew to New Zealand for a royal tour, his first of NZ. He also did a lengthy interview with Sky News and he ended up talking about how he can’t wait to have kids! Some assorted quotes (I’m including the video of the interview below):

Harry on the idea of settling down: “There come times when you think now is the time to settle down, or now is not, whatever way it is, but I don’t think you can force these things it will happen when it’s going to happen. Of course, I would love to have kids right now, but there’s a process that one has to go through and… tours like this are great fun. Hopefully I’m doing all right by myself. It would be great to have someone else next to me to share the pressure. But, you know, time will come and whatever happens, happens.”

Leaving the military: “It is a crossroads. I’m in the same position now as other people in my year group, or my rank would be in. Because I’m a non-grad, I’m slightly behind everybody else. And most of the guys I joined with … have already left, for numerous reasons. But it is a case of, if we move on, more responsibilities come. And, I suppose with wanting to take on slightly more of (the royal duties) role, I don’t really feel I would be in the right position (to help) the careers of more soldiers or to take on the responsibility of continuing to fly, for instance. So it is a balance, and I’ve tried to get it right over the last six months to a year, before I finished. And it was getting hard. As I said: I’m at a crossroads. A lot of guys my age, when they get to captain, they leave, and that’s because a lot of guys join for the outside, for the excitement of running around in the bush with soldiers and there is a point when you have to take the next step and go to a desk and do staff college and become a major and so on. And with all that comes responsibilities and a lot of your time, which, if I’m doing this sort of stuff, it doesn’t work. I don’t want people to cover for me.”

His royal role: “As long as people back home … know that they can trust me, that I’m making the right decision and that whatever it is, it will be something that means I can give something back. This part of the role is fantastic but I and William – both of us – feel as though we need to have a wage as well; to work with normal people, to keep us sane, to keep us ticking along. In the future, from our point of view, if we want to make a big contribution, or a valid contribution and be taken seriously, then we need to work alongside other people.”

His niece Princess Charlotte: “I didn’t see any coverage at all. He sent me two photos; one before everybody else, which was nice, and then another – one with her back with George back home. So, as I said, I’m so looking forward to seeing her, to meeting her and to holding her. She was a little bit late, hence I missed her. So she’ll have to work on that! But apart from that, it’s fantastic news for both of them. So I’m thrilled.”

[From Sky News]

Aw. I believe him when he talks about wanting to get married and have kids. I kind of think that’s one of the reasons why he’s leaving military service: he wants to focus more on having a personal life and finding a wife. Poor Harry. I hope he finds a nice bride soon!


Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Allie says:

    Let me love you, Harry. I think your issue is that you love blonde socialites. It’s time to change it up a bit with a poor redhead.

    • Shambles says:

      And maybe sprinkle a brunette in there every once in a while. ;)
      Something something a man in uniform something something my toes are tingling.
      *incoherent speech* *drools*

  2. Carolina says:

    I’ll have his kids for him although I’m not sure the royal family would accept a Latina in the family. love you Harry

    • Kiki04 says:

      I’d also like to volunteer to have kids with him……..I mean I’m Catholic but l’ll do it for the good of England ;)

    • notasugarhere says:

      They’ve welcome Gary Lewis, Maori husband of Lady Davina (Windsor) Lewis, so you should feel free to make run at Harry!

      Insert remarks from LAK and FLORC about Davina’s divine husband Gary.

  3. HH says:

    I love that he’s so sincere about using his time well. And I don’t want to say “poor Harry” because I think he’s also having a good time in life. He’s just answering the question about marriage.

  4. aims says:

    He would be a fantastic dad.

  5. Misti64 says:

    Its alright Harry. No rush.
    Prince Carl Phillip of Sweden is getting married this year at the age of 36. Prince Crown Felipe of Spain got married at 35. And those are just a few examples. Better find whats right for you in time, than be coerced into it by newspapers who want a story for silly season.

    • Charlie says:

      Carl Phillip’s future wife is a glamour model or something?

      What would happen in Harry married a foreigner? Or someone of a different religion? If he married aCatholic, would he lose his place in the line for the throne?

      • inthekitchen says:

        “glamour model” or soft core pr0n and naked pictures as a minor. I think it’s the latter but has been pretty well brushed under the rug.

        Supposedly Harry can now marry a Catholic (but could not convert, himself, and not lose his place in line. I don’t think it would matter about the foreigner part since even Prince Philip was Greek, right?

      • LAK says:

        As of March this year, the religious question has been settled and the new inheritance law is in effect.

        They can all marry catholics now.

    • Misti64 says:

      I think they’ve jettisoned the Catholic issue in relation to the throne, since Peter Phillips got married to a Catholic, and Camilla is a Catholic. I could be wrong though

      • Murphy says:

        Peter Phillips’ wife converted before they got married so he could keep his place (well maybe that wasn’t the reason, who knows), and Camilla is not Catholic, never has been.

  6. Lucy says:

    Gorgeous. Inside and out.

  7. Dani2 says:

    *Insert Katniss Everdeen “I volunteer!” gif*

  8. India says:

    He would make a tremendous king.

  9. MtnRunner says:

    I adore this luscious little scamp. If I didn’t have a real life husband, CB husband and my tubes tied, I’d volunteer to have his kids. Or at least *try* to have his kids. Rawr.

    I do have room in my harem of CB lovers if you want to join Harry, while you wait for Mrs Right.

  10. Talie says:

    He better volunteer somewhere to find a bride that’s less upper class, cause those girls don’t want it.

  11. Beth says:

    Boy, he’s a charming one, isn’t he?

    His comments about not wanting to be off kissing babies when he has responsibilities to the military are highly commendable. It’s pretty fantastic, actually.

  12. kiki says:

    I think he is genuine, sincere and humble. I think he should take his time and he will find love when he least expects it.

    He is a wonderful person, both inside and out.

  13. lower-case deb says:

    the dog is so cute, hugging him as if going
    *wags tail shamelessly* it seemed to say.

  14. bettyrose says:

    I think he’s trolling us. He clearly reads CB and wanted to leave us all panting this morning.

    • FLORC says:

      Lol! He’s trolling the world. Just look at him talking about babies.. settling down… worthy causes he’s passionate about… military clothes… He knows what he’s doing! Being all handsome and ginger.

  15. Vava says:

    Great guy. Someday ‘the right one’ will come along.

    He should refrain from talking about William though, because the mere mention of that man’s name detracts from the wonderful guy Harry has turned into. William’s motives seem to be entirely different from Harry’s – in a bad way. (IMO)

  16. Yoo Hoo says:

    I would do unspeakable naughty things to that man.

  17. Franca says:

    Isn’t he a liability when he’s on missions? Isn’t his unit more of a target because they have a Prince among them?

    Anyway, I still think any royal talking about “work” is funny.

    • FLORC says:

      This has come up. His location on missions was once leaked. He had to leave and it tore him apart to do so. Safety comes with keeping it secret. And he had RPO’s serving with hm at some point I believe. They pulled their weight plus a bit more and it wasn’t a burden on the unit.

      And Harry is a spare. He gets to do more. Although, if roles were reversed I think Harry would still do more.

      • Vava says:

        Agreed, FLORC. If the roles were reversed, Harry would throw himself into royal work and he’d not be so paranoid about photos or quotes with the public. Honestly, I can’t imagine William engaging in the discussions with the NZ school kids like Harry did.

  18. anne_000 says:

    “This part of the role is fantastic but I and William – both of us – feel as though we need to have a wage as well; to work with normal people, to keep us sane, to keep us ticking along.”

    What does he mean by “wage?” Like a specific salary to motivate them to work?

  19. Santolina says:

    Not sure the message, “need to find a breeder” is the one you want to put across, Harry, but that’s kind of how it reads. Do make sure love is in the mix. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to keep posing with kids and dogs…

  20. Murphy says:

    He’s really killin’ it down under, man oh man I wish he were the one who would be King.

  21. EricaV says:

    I volunteer for the terrible burden of being his wife and the mother to his kids. Where do I sign up?????

  22. kri says:

    PICK ME!

  23. bbg says:

    He’s so….lovely.

  24. TessD says:

    He seems like such a sweetheart – can life as a royal bride really THAT awful that Chelsea decided to quit Harry?!

  25. Nancy says:

    I wonder if he tries to show a distinction between himself and his brother – he’s taking on more royal duties just when william is talking about doing fewer duties. He talks about how he has to be with real people, while William shirks every responsibility. The brothers don’t seem to see each other much anymore. I wonder if they are growing apart?

    • Vava says:

      For Harry’s sake, I hope he is distancing himself from both of the Cambridges. He’d be a fun babysitter though to George and Charlotte. :)

  26. jferber says:

    Harry really inherited his mother’s charisma and love of people. Would he be allowed to have an American wife? Just wondering. Because there are millions of women in love with Harry right here in America.

  27. Hazel says:

    He shows more self-awareness than his brother.