25 Times Prince Harry Looked Like He Needed a Stiff Drink

25 Times Prince Harry Looked Like He Needed a Stiff Drink
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Prince Harry
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Of all the members of the British royal family, Prince Harry strikes us as the most likely to put on a Dave Matthews album and drink a few Strongbows with his pals on the beach. But even the most chill royal has those moments when he looks as if he could use a day off and a couple of shots of tequila. We imagine we're going to be getting even more of those slightly haggard looks in the near future, because his first baby is due any day now. A busy schedule and sleepless nights with a newborn? Better stock up on the vodka -- believed to be Harry's drink of choice. 

Prince Harry's schedule has only become more packed since marrying Meghan Markle last May, as the two have taken on more and more responsibility in the royal family. Becoming a husband and family man has really had Harry picking up his game lately, so it's understandable that he occasionally looks like he could use a good, stiff drink. He's always been involved in charity work and advocacy, but his platform has become more bigger now that he's the Duke of Sussex.

Harry and Meghan also just moved to Frogmore Cottage at Windsor Castle, but they almost didn't make it before the birth of Baby Sussex thanks to construction delays. Queen Elizabeth gifted them the home as a wedding present, but it needed extensive renovation, as it had previously been broken into apartments for royal staff members. Now it's a five-bedroom home, complete with a gourmet, dine-in kitchen, a yoga studio, and a high-tech nursery and sound system. And we're pretty sure there's a bar in there somewhere that Harry will want to keep fully stocked so he can take a moment with a cold one when he needs to relax.

Keep reading for 25 photos of our favorite ginger-haired prince looking like he could use a good, stiff drink. 

  • The Regular Kind of Thirsty

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    Neil Jones/WPA-Pool/James Whatling/Splash News

    "A drink. Please put one in my hand."

  • Take Him to Tahiti

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    Prince Harry
    Retropix/Splash News

    Here's Harry viewing a slideshow of photos from his last resort vacation in his mind. Who needs Instagram when you have your own memories and an intense longing to escape to Tahiti?

  • Breathe In, Breathe Out

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    Splash News

    Guided meditation is a thing lately, and thanks to smartphones, it's as easy as turning on an app and tuning out. Poor Harry here looks as if he might benefit from a relaxing session.

  • Begrudgingly Puttin' on the Ritz

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    James Whatling/Splash News

    Harry looked like he had a lot on his mind at the opening day of Royal Ascot. If we had to show up at an event wearing a top hat and a three-piece suit, we'd probably look like we were kind of over it, too. 

  • Harry and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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    Prince Harry
    Kate Green/WPA-Pool/Splash News

    With such a busy schedule, the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show probably wasn't the place Harry wants to spend his downtime. Alas, time stops for no one, not even a sharply dressed prince.

  • Sgt. Pepper Needs a Vacation

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    Prince Harry
    James Whatling/Splash News

    Harry looked terribly dapper at a celebration for the Queen's 90th birthday, but also as if he was a little overwhelmed by the endless festivities. Maybe he's an extroverted introvert at heart.

  • And He Wasn't Even Running

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    WUF/Splash News

    We can't imagine how exhausting it would be to do as many interviews as Harry. He looked worn out while talking to a reporter at the London Marathon, and we don't blame him. 

  • All Buttoned Up

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    Prince Harry
    Splash News

    Another day, another smart-looking suit for Harry. Just once, we bet he'd love to be able to wear sweatpants with flip-flops and grow out his neck beard.

  • Island in the Sun

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    Prince Harry
    Splash News

    Harry looks like he's dreaming of a place where he can take a quiet vacation and frolic in the waves without paparazzi invading his privacy. We're not sure where that place would be -- probably not on this planet -- but we certainly hope he finds it.

  • Paid Leave

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    Prince Harry
    Geoff Pugh/WPA-Pool/Splash News

    Does Harry even get days off? We doubt Harry can fake a sore throat and call in sick for something as significant as Commonwealth Day, but it looks as if he really wishes he could. 

  • Bottle Service

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    Prince Harry
    Retropix/Splash News

    We have the same look on our faces when we find out that all of the wine is gone. Do you have to fetch your own wine bottles when you're a royal, or are there corgis trained to bring them from the wine cellar for you?

  • Final Countdown

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    Prince Harry
    KCS Presse/Splash News

    Harry looked as if he was counting down the minutes until the end of the New Zealand vs. Australia match at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Maybe he wasn't particularly invested in either team, or maybe he just really wanted dinner already. We'll probably never know.

  • Put the Lime in the Coconut

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    Prince Harry, Prince William, Kate Middleton
    Jeff Moore/Splash News

    There's Harry in the background, trying to remember the last time he felt the sand between his toes. We feel you, Harry. It's been too long.

  • Aruba, Jamaica, Ooh I Want to Take You to Bermuda ...

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    Prince Harry
    Splash News

    Weird how the Beach Boys wrote an entire song listing the places Prince Harry wanted to be at this exact moment. We know the feeling, Harry!

  • Good Grief

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    Prince Harry
    GoffPhotos.com/Splash News

    It troubles us to see Harry's handsome mug appearing so worried. We can practically hear the Charlie Brown theme playing in the background.

  • Too Much Tux

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    Prince Harry
    Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images

    Even though Harry looks devilishly handsome in a tux, it looks like he can't wait to change into something more relaxed. 

  • A Somber Event

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    Prince Harry, Meghan Markle
    Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images

    Harry and Meghan visited New Zealand House in London to sign the book of condolence following the March 2019 terror attack that saw at least 50 people killed at a mosque in Christchurch.

  • Furrowed Brow

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    Prince Harry
    John Phillips/Getty Images

    He's obviously got something on his mind here. We hope he's OK!

  • Dark & Broody

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    Prince Harry
    Oli Scarff/WPA Pool/Getty Images

    Is that Prince Harry or Mr. Darcy? Hard to tell.

  • Too Bad Meghan Is Pregnant

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    Prince Harry, Meghan Markle
    Kirsty Wigglesworth/Pool/Getty Images

    Because both the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex look like they could use a drink!

  • Military Memory

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    Prince Harry
    Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images

    Prince Harry served in the royal Army for 10 years, including two tours in Afghanistan. He continues to work closely with wounded warriors in particular, with his international Invictus Games. We're sure he's seen some stuff and wouldn't refuse him a drink.

  • Is This Day Over Yet?

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    Prince Harry
    Rebecca Naden/WPA Pool/Getty Images

    It looks as if Harry is counting the minutes in this picture -- probably the minutes until he can get back home to Meghan. He's a bit smitten with her, in case anyone couldn't tell. 

  • Take Your Pick

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    Prince Harry
    AP Photo/Matt Dunham/Pool/Getty Images

    Once Harry gets out of this meeting, he's going to have to make a serious decision. Does he start with a beer or go straight to the whiskey? It's a tough call.

  • Remembrance Sunday

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    Prince Harry
    Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

    On November 11, the United Kingdom recognizes the armistice ending the First World War between the Allies and Germany, which was signed at Compiègne, France, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. It's heavy stuff, which definitely deserves a toast.

  • So Ready ...

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    Prince Harry New Zealand
    Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were touring in New Zealand in the fall, shortly after announcing their pregnancy. We don't know if it was the jet lag, the newlywed euphoria, or having a newly pregnant wife, but Harry looks beyond ready to raise a glass in this photo.

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