Prince Harry has made headlines all over the world with his unruly antics, but instead of being sidelined as the House of Windsor’s biggest liability, Prince Henry of Wales has emerged as the jewel in the crown of the modern British monarchy.
Today Harry is the most popular member of the monarchy after Her Majesty herself. He has won the public’s heart as the loveable rogue prince and royal heartthrob for girls and women around the world. What sets Harry apart from the rest of his family is the twinkle in the eye – the ability to rip up the rule book and let his natural cheekiness shine through.
Duncan Larcombe’s insightful and entertaining biography of the rebellious royal recalls Harry’s Eton exploits, his military career and his tempestuous love life as well as revisiting some events that the prince would probably prefer to forget – such as his notorious Nazi fancy dress which landed him in a global storm of criticism. But despite a string of incidents that would normally destroy the career of any aspiring public figure, Harry has a mysterious gift. The more scrapes Harry gets in, the more the public seem to love him.
But with his military career over, Harry is at a crossroads facing not just the pressure of full-time royal work ahead but the possibility of carrying the burden of the British throne in the future. Will charm and personality be enough to prepare him for a life under the microscope of royal work?