Why Prince Harry Has Branded Himself A 'Bad Uncle' To Princess Charlotte

Why Prince Harry Has Branded Himself A 'Bad Uncle' To Princess Charlotte

Prince Harry has called himself a ‘bad uncle’ after skipping out on a very important moment in Princess Charlotte's life, albeit, for a very worthy reason

Prince Harry has relished in his role as an uncle ever since his nephew Prince George was born to his brother Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, in 2013. Then, his duties doubled when his baby niece Princess Charlotte was born earlier this year. Not that he’s complaining, mind.

And while it goes without saying that, spending quality time with your family is hard enough for us mere mortals to juggle, when you’re royalty and your ‘job’ calls for you to make public appearances around the world, often at a moments notice, it’s even harder to coordinate. As a consequence, the 30-year-old Prince has missed out on being there for some key moments in his niece and nephew’s lives, and there’s one occasion that Harry keeps beating himself up about missing.

During a recent chat with Save the Rhino ranger Simson Uri-Khob, the Prince branded himself a ‘bad uncle’ because he chose to miss Princess Charlotte's christening back in July. With an air of humour in his voice, Harry quipped: ‘What a bad uncle I am! I should really be there. But today I am here, this is where I want to be.’ As far as excuses go, helping to save an endangered species is a pretty good one…

Harry has been volunteering in South Africa since June with the aim to help protect the vast array of wildlife from poachers. However, the princess’s christening isn’t the only major event he was MIA for – Harry also missed Charlotte's birth due to work commitments he held in Australia and New Zealand. Again, he’s a very busy man.

Harry’s stint in Africa - during which he managed to grow a hot, but totally forbidden beard - has inspired his work so much, that he now plans to spent a significant amount of time there in the next few months to better aid the plight. So much so, he’s insisted that he’ll sleep under the stars without the protection of a tent, and intends to live in the wild as much as possible. How rugged…

Don’t worry Hazza - we’re sure Charlotte won’t give two hoots about you skipping out on her Christening. An uncle who’s trying to make the world a better place? Now that’s way more admirable…

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