Ahead of the Paralympic-style 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Prince Harry was in a jovial mood as he said that kids most often do not believe that he is a real-life prince. In an exclusive interview with People, the 31-year-old royal said that children think the way they do as he does not look like a prince most of the times. He played and won a polo match for his children’s charity Sentebale in Florida Wednesday.
Harry jokingly expressed concern about disappointing his youngest fans. “Every time I get to meet kids and they have been told a real-life prince is coming, the disappointment on their faces when they see me without a crown or a cape…” said the British royal, during his interview at Kensington Palace. “I’m worried because the American kids, especially next to Disney World, are going to be thinking, ‘You ain’t no prince, you ain’t dressed like a prince, you’re having a laugh!’” he added.
The ginger-haired royal said in a lighter vein that now he would pack a crown and a cape and “some funny pointy-toed shoes.” Harry added that he would “sign the crown out.” The fun-loving royal said that he may visit the Magic Kingdom near Orlando, Florida.
Going down memory lane, Harry said he had visited the Disney theme park with his older brother Prince William and his mom Princess Diana in 1994. He added that he may “get my photograph with Mickey.” The 2016 Invictus Games will be held in Orlando from May 8 to May 12.
The annual Paralympic-style game for wounded servicemen and women was launched by Harry in London in 2014. For the first time, the games have moved to the U.S. and will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in May. A total of 500 competitors from 15 nations will compete in 10 sports, including wheelchair rugby and sitting volleyball. This year a new sport has been added, wheelchair tennis.
Tickets for the Orlando games are available here. The latest issue of People will hit newsstands on Friday.
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Meanwhile, talking about kids, he said that many a times he thought of having kids during tours abroad, but on second thoughts he added that he is “no rush.” When he sees his friends’ kids, he is done with having children, but it’s not the case with his nephew and niece Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Harry said he wanted to be a “fun uncle” to the little royals.