Prince Harry: I wanted to be a bad boy
Britain’s Prince Harry has told how he “didn’t enjoy” school and “wanted to be the bad boy”.
The flame-haired royal confessed his rebellious desires in South Africa yesterday (30.11.15) while speaking at a correction centre which works to rehabilitate gang leaders and those from troubled backgrounds referred to the establishment by the courts.
While introducing himself to teenagers at the Ottery Youth Centre in Cape Town, which offers woodwork classes and has a farm, he said: “My name is Prince Harry, the Queen of England’s grandson, Princess Diana’s son. I’ve come all the way from England to see you guys.
“I’m interested to hear all your stories. I didn’t enjoy school at all. I would like to have come to a place like this. When I was at school I wanted to be the bad boy.”
The 31-year-old prince also poked fun at his older brother, Prince William, 33, while speaking to the teenagers.
He added: “If you’ve got an older brother that’s not into gangs, that’s a huge positive.
“Older brothers are supposedly the cool ones.
“I’m a younger brother, but I’m much cooler than my older brother.”
Harry was given a tour of the complex by reformed gang member Rashad Allen – formerly of the notorious Numbers gang – and introduced to the teens by Professor Ruben Richards.
One of the kids he met revealed he started drinking at smoking aged nine.