Prince Harry
Prince Harry is pictured attending a Commonwealth Day Youth Event on March 11, 2019 in London, England. Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prior to fulfilling his royal duties and his marriage to Meghan Markle, Prince Harry was a young man working his way up the ranks in the army. While the Duke of Sussex thrived in the environment, there were some aspects of the career that left him unsatisfied.

When Prince Harry embarked on his first royal tour in 2008, he was reportedly left “broken” after his location was disclosed and he was pulled off the front line. Four years later, Harry was given another chance to serve, but the opportunity came with one major drawback.

In the biography “Harry: Life, Loss and Love,” Katie Nicholl revealed the Prince was able to gain plenty of recognition in the army due to his hard work and dedication. Unfortunately, some people found it hard to ignore the fact that Harry was a member of the royal family and often stared.

Nicholl claimed the Prince “hated” being gawked at but was “thrilled to be back on the front line. It was an opportunity to show what he was really made of.”

Despite the unwanted attention, Prince Harry turned his focus to his role on the front line. “His responsibilities varied, from escorting RAF Chinook and US Black Hawk helicopters on casualty evacuation missions, to target Taliban attackers on the ground,” Nicholl wrote.

Due to Harry’s success in carrying out his duties, the Prince was praised by his fellow soldiers and earned a coveted nickname. “Having been awarded the prize for best gunner, Harry was known as the ‘Top Gun’ among the 20 other copilots in his class.”

Nowadays, Prince Harry is gearing up to take on one of the most important roles of his life, becoming a father. Meghan and the Duke of Sussex are expected to welcome their first child together in Spring 2019.