20 Times Prince Harry Looked Like He Might Lose It

20 Times Prince Harry Looked Like He Might Lose It
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Back in the day, Prince Harry was -- to put it mildly -- a wild child. During his adolescence and into his early 20s, he was often caught partying it up at nightclubs with friends, and, on occasion, even having a drunken scuffle with photographers. Not cool. Now that he's married to Meghan Markle and recently became a father to baby Archie Harrison, Harry has definitely calmed down. But don't get it twisted, Prince Harry isn't completely zen. He definitely has his moments where he looks like he might completely lose it if not for the fact that there's a hundred cameras trained on him.

That's probably part of why Harry hates the media so much. He can never express his full range of emotions around them, because his meltdown would be captured for the world to see.

It's certainly safe to say Prince Harry is a much happier, much calmer, and more measured man than he was earlier in his life -- thanks to Meghan Markle, of course. And, in recent weeks, since stepping back from the monarchy, his mood has improved even more. But, there are always going to be times when Harry's spicy streak is still alive and well. And we've gotta say, it makes us a little happy to see that all royals aren't completely stoic all the time. 

For the most part, the Duke of Sussex manages to keep things together and under control when he's out in public, but going off of a few stories we've heard (and situations we've seen), we know Prince Harry still loses it once in a while. After all, who else would yell, "What Meghan wants, she gets!" to palace staff while wedding planning?

From mild irritation to full-on annoyance, here are 20 times Prince Harry looked like he was about to lose it. 

  • Keep Calm 

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    There's no denying it: Prince Harry is a handsome chap. But why is he looking so serious at a wedding? The guest next to him, Sophie Winkleman, looked thrilled to be attending the nuptials of the Queen's cousin Lady Gabriella Windsor. Harry? Not so much. Maybe he was just mad that Prince William got to skip the occasion while Harry had to dress up in pinstripe pants.

  • Bike Boy 

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    Usually Prince Harry is happiest when doing events related to his beloved Invictus Games, but he looks a little sour here. He was riding the bike as part of the opening programming of the Games in 2019, and either he was really focused on doing a good job or he was deep in his own thoughts. Apparently sometimes when you're riding a bike, you're just not happy. That's just the way it goes. 

  • Everything OK?

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    To be completely honest, both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle look kind of annoyed here. This photo was taken at the 2019 Commonwealth Day service which came about 10 months into Meghan's first year as a royal. Perhaps by now the excitement had worn off and both she and Harry were getting increasingly tired of being working royals. 

  • Watch Out, Pony 

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    Is it just us or does it look like Prince Harry is eyeing this horse something fierce? Maybe the pony said something rude to Meghan Markle. We kid, we kid. More likely he was just focusing on finding the best pony to say hi to, because he's pictured smiling and petting one later. Perhaps the horse he was dead-eyeing just wasn't the one Harry wanted to pet.

  • Not Today 

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    Between his serious face and power walk, either Prince Harry is extremely focused here, or he's just really not in the mood for any crap today. Or both? Probably both. What's funny, though, is that even Harry's annoyed face can't match the frown of the man standing next to him. Something must have been in the air that day that just put everyone in a bad mood, huh?

  • Yikes!

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    Meghan Markle looks super happy here, but Harry? Not so much. Dude looks so annoyed in this photo. We'd say it's because he doesn't like strangers talking to Meghan, but the woman she's chatting with works at the Bristol Old Vic theater that the royal couple was touring that day. We guess Harry was just in a bad mood unrelated to the events going on around him.

  • Old School 

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    Back in 2014, Prince Harry didn't exactly look too pleased to be riding in the carriage procession before Royal Ascot. Perhaps it's because he knows he looks kind of dorky in a top hat. We know that the UK nobility considers the hats to be the height of formality, but they look pretty silly in modern day Britain. Plus, the hat totally hides Harry's best feature -- his red hair! Sorry, Harry.

  • Welcome?

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    When Prince Harry was welcomed at Fua'amotu Airport in Tonga, he didn't exactly return the warm and fuzzy feelings. Good thing Meghan was there to give a smile to the waiting fans. This tour took place in late 2018 and was one of Meghan's first official visits as a princess. For Harry, this was just one of thousands of trips he's taken in his lifetime as a royal. Maybe he's just over it here.

  • Watch Out 

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    During the Fiji leg of his royal tour in 2018, Prince Harry didn't exactly look like he was relaxed and at ease. There may be a reason for that, though. At the time of the year he was visiting the island, temperatures can reach nearly 90 degrees. Harry was all buttoned up in a suit, dress shirt, and tie. Maybe he was just hot? We can't blame him.

  • Royally Annoyed

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    During this lovely carriage ride, Prince Harry didn't appear to be having fun. In fact, it kind of looked like the opposite. He just really doesn't like carriages or fancy hats, huh? Meghan seemed to be having a blast. This was her first Trooping the Colour as a royal family member back in 2018. It was basically Harry's millionth time attending the Queen's official birthday celebration, so he seemingly couldn't care less.

  • Wedding Blues

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    Ah, another day, another carriage ride, another miserable Harry. It was his wedding day, and all he seemed to be able to focus on was hating the pomp and circumstance. Or maybe he was just decompressing from a busy morning. One thing we know about Harry is that he really seems to love Meghan, so he probably wasn't unhappy about marrying her -- maybe just about the public attention and being paraded around in front of fans.

  • What Was That?

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    Is it just us or does Prince Harry look like he's turning around to someone here to say, "Um, what was that?" In a scary way. We know that Harry doesn't have a particular love for the press, so maybe a reporter said something that Harry didn't like? Or maybe he was turning around to make sure that Meghan was okay and everyone was being respectful? Either way, we wouldn't want to be on the other end of that glare.

  • With Elton John

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    Neither Prince Harry or Elton John look too happy in this photo, but it's possible that they were just taking the panel subject matter seriously. They were there for the 2018 International AIDS conference -- a cause close to Harry's mother Princess Diana's heart that he's since gone on to do work in himself. This is one case where a frown on his face makes sense.

  • Feeling Agro 

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    In this picture, it basically looks like Harry's saying, "You're not talking to me, right? That's what I thought." Again, it's probably a reporter or cameraman on the other side of that glare, but maybe this photo just caught him in a bad moment. Maybe it was really sunny that day which is why his brow is all furrowed. He definitely looks grumpy, though.

  • Another Royal Ascot 

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    Another Royal Ascot? Another event where Harry may or may not lose it. There's the top hat again, which still looks pretty silly. This is probably one event Harry will be glad not to have to attend anymore since he's no longer a senior member of the royal family. Too bad, though, because Meghan always wore the best hats to the event.

  • Matching

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    Both Prince Harry and Prince William look annoyed here. Maybe they're upset that they both wore the same outfit. Seriously, did their stylists not communicate before sending both brothers out to an event in matching blue blazers, unbuttoned white shirts, and navy pants with belts? We just know they got out of their cars and were like, "Are you kidding me?"

  • Not Pleased

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    All of the royals get really into watching sports, often making all kinds of faces based on what's going down on the field or court. Prince Harry is no exception. Whatever match he's watching here, he looks very invested and very upset. Either it was a bad game or he was just in a bad mood. Our hearts go out to him either way. Hang in there, dude.

  • Caught by the Camera

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    Whoever was taking Prince Harry's picture here appears to be in the line of fire. Harry is staring straight at him or her and the prince doesn't look happy! This is one of those photos that perfectly exemplifies the difference between Harry and Meghan. Harry grew up hating cameras and Meghan spent her life trying to get in front of them. She doesn't look mad here, but Harry looks very upset to have been caught by the cameras.

  • Steeling Himself

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    Whenever he steps out in public, Harry knows that he's going to be the target of media attention and paparazzi. His tie adjustment and serious facial expression here make it seem like he's almost steeling himself for what's to come. Poor guy just wants some privacy! No wonder he quit the royal family if this is how he felt during every public outing. 

  • Last Royal Outing

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    Harry and Meghan's final event as working royals was the 2020 Commonwealth Day service. Harry's body language here says everything. Tensions have been high between Meghan and Harry and the rest of the royal family since the Sussexes announced their intention to step down. So it was less than a warm and fuzzy reunion for the former Fab Four of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan.

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