20 Times Prince Harry Was Over the Royal Pomp & Circumstance

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Prince Harry is known for being the life of England's party. He's always seemingly marched to the beat of his own drum, opting to follow in his mother, Princess Diana's footsteps. Also, let's face it, even the happiest royal in the world can get tired of shaking hands with dignitaries and deferring to the Queen.

Life as a royal is anything but all smiles, of course. Although he has outgrown being outright rebellious (cough the guy did go to rehab and get photographed naked back in the day!), it seems like, from time to time, he struggles with much of the pomp and circumstance around being a royal. 

Oh, sure, in the time since he made his relationship with Meghan Markle public and the two have been making the rounds in front of a bazillion paparazzi cameras, he has seemed happier and more willing to wave, grin from ear to ear, and play his part as a prince. And that will most definitely be the case come his big wedding day!

But here all those other times -- when he looked like he'd rather be doing anything but adhering to his royal duties.

  • Taking a Stand


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    Prince Harry is totally over seeing beautiful animals poached for sport in Africa. We can't blame him. We're over it, too!

  • A Little Variety


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    Harry might be thinking he'd like a little variety from wearing this monkey suit while attending the royal variety performance.

  • Military Man


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    While at the Field Of Remembrance, Harry seems to have remembered that he's over it.

  • Grandpa's Favorite


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    Watching the Royal World Cup of rugby with his brother and Grandpa doesn't seem to thrill Harry.

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  • Third Wheel


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    Harry might be the first person in history not excited to spend an evening with Daniel Craig at the Spectre premiere. Happy to switch places with you, Harry!

  • Sore Loser


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    Harry's not happy with the results of the rugby match. He's a royal, can't he change the score?

  • Big Brother


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    In all fairness, Wliliam was probably telling a really stupid joke.

  • Name Game


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    Harry's a good sport, but would you want to wear a hat with your name on it?

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  • Fun & Games


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    Thrilled to spend an evening as William's third wheel, Harry takes it out on the game.

  • Memorial Day


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    Another day, another long speech to listen to.

  • Beauty Pageant


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    While attending the Gurkha 200 Pageant, Harry was hoping it would be another kind of pageant. You know, the one with gorgeous girls and swimsuit contests.

  • Flower Child


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    "Why does William get the movie premieres and I get the flower show?"

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  • Spilling the Beans


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    Harry's just heard some bad news. Possibly, he just realized he's like 10th in line for the throne. Sorry, dude. You're never going to be King, but you are always going to be the king of our hearts. Swoon.

  • Thick Skin


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    Prince Harry's not too happy to wear a celebratory coat from the Marae tribe in New Zealand. We don't blame him, so you?

  • Tramsportation


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    Harry's less than thrilled to be photographed taking a tram through London.

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  • Engagement Announcement

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    Though Prince Harry looked thrilled to be announcing his engagement alongside Meghan Markle in November 2017, he also looked like was ready for the photo op to be over.

  • With Melania

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    First Lady Melania Trump met Harry prior to attending the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada in September 2017, and he looked a bit overwhelmed (likely by all the buzz around the moment?).  

  • Rueful Appearance

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    Another moment from the Invictus Games during which it seems Prince Harry could have stood to be somewhere far away from a ton of cameras.

  • The Only Apple 

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    In this shot, Prince Harry had just pulled off the only apple on the tree after planting it in the grounds of Hillsborough Castle at the annual Secretary of State's Garden Party in Northern Ireland.

  • Behind Shades

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    Maybe it's just how he looks in sunglasses, but during a commemorative ceremony at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in France, Harry looked ready to peace out. 


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