Royals

5 Times Prince Harry Proved He Is Just Another Guy

While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expanding their family, William's younger brother Harry is not filling his days with traditional roles of the monarch. A number of times, Harry has left behind the dapper clothes for something more comfortable to connect with people from around the world.  

The prince, who turns 33 on September 15, is not afraid to get his hands dirty and leave the palace to spend some time volunteering and lending a hand for a good cause.

Back to Nature

Prince Harry got in touch with his survival skills when he met school children at a conservation project.

Dressed down in a casual grey cashmere sweater and green jeans, he visited the Chatham Green Project at the Wilderness Foundation.

Together with the students he took part in activities including shelter building and fire starting.

Prince Harry has put an effort into conservation and has dedicated himself to the education of young people to help engage them in conservation issues.

Just Another Traveler

When Prince Harry travels, he's not always dressed in his Sunday's best surrounded by hired help. During a two-day tour of Italy in 2014 to commemorate fallen WWII soldiers for the 70th anniversary of Monte Cassino, Prince Harry made an unscheduled visit to the Colosseum in Rome.

It's not often you see a Royal looking this relaxed, so it's nice to see Harry soaking in the sights.

But, it's really his charity work that sets him apart.

Charity Work To Help Fight AIDS

When Harry first traveled to the little-known landlocked kingdom of Lesotho in 2004, it started a charity that he founded for the country's most devastated children. Starting the charity Sentebale (translated to Forget Me Not), he was able to offer care, support and education to young people in the country living with HIV and Aids.

"The last 10 years that I've been coming here, every single time we turn up somewhere, they are always singing. It's never shake hands. It's sing, dance, embarrass yourself," Harry said.

Reuniting With An Australian Widow

Harry clearly doesn't forget a face. Originally meeting in 2015, when he just wrapped up his work with the Australian army, he met one of the locals and exchanged warm words and a kiss on the cheek.

Years later, the two met again and greeted each other like they were old friends.

β€œHe remembered me and gave me another kiss on the other side,” she told NBC News.

Not Afraid To Make House Calls

Just like inviting a friend to your house, Harry doesn't need the red carpet rolled out for a visit. 5-year-old Oliver is wheelchair bound because of a rare chromosome disorder. The family reached out to Helping Hands, a charity to help out their child who can't play outdoors with his siblings and friends.

As it turns out, Helping Hands is supported by Prince Harry's charity WellChild, which offers aid to families who have children with serious illnesses.

Since it was the charity's 300th project, Harry decided to spend the afternoon with the family while their backyard got a much needed makeover.

Walking Through a Minefield

In 2010, Prince Harry took up the same protective visor and body armor as his mother did 8 months before she died, to help the British charity The Halo Trust. The charity had already cleared 105,000 landlines, and they took Harry to see their work at a village in central Mozambique.

During his visit he also met with a handful of the country's estimated 30,000 victims of these landmines.

This trip was organized because of the Prince's express interest in the charity and his desire to continue in his mother's footsteps.

Source: Daily Mail / NBC / Stuff.co.nz / Daily Mail