Prince Harry Blames His Dad for the Weird Habit He's 'Obsessed' With

Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Harry
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The apple doesn't fall too far from the royal tree! Prince Harry recently opened up about the habit he's "obsessed" with at home, and it turns out, he got it from his father, Prince Charles. Prince William agreed, saying that it's a trend he's picked up on too. 

  • Prince Harry and Prince William both opened up about their dad for a documentary in honor of his 70th birthday. 

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    In BBC One's documentary, Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, Harry confessed about his dear old dad, "He's a stickler for turning lights off. And that’s now something that I'm obsessed with as well."

    William agreed. "I know. I've got serious OCD on light switches now, which is terrible." 

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  • It's a habit that hasn't gone unnoticed by the newest member of the Kensington Palace household, Meghan Markle.

    Prince Harry, Meghan Markle
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    Harry said his bride has definitely noticed the quirk, "Which is insane because actually you know, I don't know whether your wife doesn't, my wife certainly goes, 'Well why turn the lights off? You know it's dark.' I go, 'We only need one light, we don't need like six.'"

  • It turns out there's a reason for the darkness, though -- conservation. 

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    Harry said that his light-switching habit stems from his desire to save the planet. He explained, "And all of a sudden it becomes a habit and those small habit changes he's making, every single person can do. And I think it's one of the key lessons that he taught us."

    Charles, William, and Harry have all made conservatism a keystone of their royal efforts, and Harry even quoted his dad on his recent tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga. According to People magazine, Harry told a crowd in Sydney, "My father and others have been speaking about the environment for decades -- not basing it on fallacy or new-age hypothesis, but rooted in science and facts, and the sobering awareness of our environmental vulnerability. And while those speeches would sometimes fall on deaf ears, he and others were unrelenting in their commitment to preserve the most valuable resource we have -- our planet."

  • Conservation is a habit that the whole royal family obviously cares about globally -- and close to home. 

    Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George
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    In the documentary, Charles said that he's even getting his grandchildren involved in loving on planet earth. The doting grandfather pointed out his arboretum at his Scottish home of Birkhall and explained that dozens of trees were planted when Prince George was born five years ago. "This is George's wood," he said. "As I get older, all I really long for is to plant trees," Charles continued. "I hope it will be quite amusing for George, as they grow up, and he grows up."

    We have a feeling that George is going to grow up to be a light switch flipper too.