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Prince Harry Says No One In The Royal Family Really 'Wants To Be King Or Queen'! Read His Incredibly Candid Interview!

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Prince Harry wants to be more than your average prince!

Despite growing up in Buckingham Palace, the royal has always made a priority to live an "ordinary life" — and if he had it his way, the 32-year-old would ditch the obligations of his royal bloodline completely!

At least that's what he said in a revealing interview with Newsweek, where he candidly spoke on the impact of his mother's death and his fear of drifting off into obscurity when Prince George and Princess Charlotte get older.

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Though he many not be in line to the throne like Prince William, Harry is an integral part of "modernizing the British monarchy" for the next generation.

And while being the face of a royal institution might sound like a good time, the prince says no one in the royal family actually wants to sit on the throne! He explained:

"We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people…. Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don't think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time."

Sounds like the total opposite of Game Of Thrones!

Still, along with his older brother and Kate Middleton, Harry is ready to carry out his duty — for the people — and drag the monarchy into the 21st century. He continued:

"The monarchy is a force for good, and we want to carry on the positive atmosphere that the queen has achieved for over 60 years, but we won't be trying to fill her boots."

While he has no problem fulfilling his royal obligations, Harry prides himself in maintaining something an "ordinary life" as well — like doing his own shopping — which he attributes to his mother, the late Princess Diana:

"My mother took a huge part in showing me an ordinary life, including taking me and my brother to see homeless people. Thank goodness I'm not completely cut off from reality. People would be amazed by the ordinary life William and I live. I do my own shopping. Sometimes, when I come away from the meat counter in my local supermarket, I worry someone will snap me with their phone. But I am determined to have a relatively normal life, and if I am lucky enough to have children, they can have one too… Even if I was king, I would do my own shopping."

Princess Di may have been responsible for his compassionate nature to humanity, but the sudden death of his mother also led to years of "total chaos" for Harry, including several times where he was "very close" to a breakdown.

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He remembered of her passing:

"My mother had just died, and I had to walk a long way behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on television. I don't think any child should be asked to do that, under any circumstances. I don't think it would happen today."

Still troubled at 28 years old, William suggested Harry seek professional help — which he says helped redirect all that negative energy into fighting for the greater good:

"My mother died when I was very young. I didn't want to be in the position I was in, but I eventually pulled my head out of the sand, started listening to people and decided to use my role for good. I am now fired up and energized and love charity stuff, meeting people and making them laugh. I sometimes still feel I am living in a goldfish bowl, but I now manage it better. I still have a naughty streak too, which I enjoy and is how I relate to those individuals who have got themselves into trouble."

Phew. We're glad the royal is at a place where he can live as Prince Harry, ordinary Harry, and naughty Harry.

Hopefully, there's no fourth persona he isn't telling us about!

[Image via John Rainford/WENN.]

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