Though women around the world are more than happy to prove him wrong, Prince Harry says it's hard to find prospective partners willing to put up with the demands of his royal lifestyle.
In an interview with CBS News about his recent tour through the Caribbean and South America (during which he feted Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee), Harry admitted his life is a far cry from the fairy-tale people imagine it to be.
"The job that [being a royal] entails--I mean look at me. I'm 27 years old," Harry told CBS. "And not so much searching for someone to fulfill the role, but obviously, you know, finding someone that would be willing to take it on."
Currently single, the busy prince's most recent serious relationship was with on-again off-again girlfriend Chelsy Davy, although the pair split ways for good in 2009.
Harry admitted that even his brother Prince William--who has happily settled into married life with Duchess Kate--still questions his contentment with his position in the spotlight. Said the prince, "There's a lot of times that both myself and my brother wish we were completely normal."
Away from the crowds, at least, Harry insists his family--including his grandparents, the Queen and Prince Philip--try to keep things as laid-back as possible. "[Queen Elizabeth] is very funny," Harry told The Telegraph during his tour. "My family is the same as any other...when it comes to humor behind closed doors, though I'd like to think I was funnier than my grandmother!"
- Prince Harry