Prince Harry has often spoken out about wanting to settle down and have a family, but it doesn’t look like the single British royal is ready for that chapter just yet. In a candid interview Friday, Prince Harry opened up about his desire to have kids, being a “fun” uncle and always trying to make his mom, Princess Diana, proud.
“I can’t wait for the day,” Prince Harry told “Good Morning America” about becoming a parent. “So, you know, it will be fantastic. 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.”
Until the day comes that Prince Harry does meet someone and have a child, the 31-year-old royal said he’s going to focus on being a great uncle to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
“You’ve got to have fun in life,” he said. “You’ve got to be taken seriously, but I hope that I’m a fun uncle.”
Prince Harry, who’s fifth in line for the throne, also told “GMA” that he knows his mother, Princess Diana, who died in a 1997 car crash, would love for him to go ahead and start a family.
“I hope she’s looking down, you know, with tears in her eyes, being incredibly proud of what we’ve established. I’m sure she’s longing for me to have kids so she can be a grandmother again,” he said, adding that he and his brother will do everything they can “to make sure she’s never forgotten.”
In March, Prince Harry told Sky News about wanting to become a father but admitted he didn’t want to force it to happen. “Of course, I would love to have kids right now. But there’s a process that one has to go through,” he explained. “It would be great to have someone else next to me to share the pressure. But, you know, [that] time will come and whatever happens, happens.”
As previously reported, Prince Harry and his longtime girlfriend Cressida Bonas split in April 2014 but sparked rumors they were dating again in September after he was spotted spending his birthday with her and a group of friends.