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Prince Harry wishes he could be 'normal'

Prince Harry has told a TV interviewer that sometimes he and his brother, Prince William, wish they were just "normal" instead of royals.
Prince Harry told an interviewer he and his brother,Prince William, know their royal titles can help to raise a lot of money for children's charities. But he said he and William sometimes wish they could just be "normal". (Silvia Izquierdo/Associated Press)

Prince Harry has told a TV interviewer that sometimes he and his brother, Prince William, wish they were just "normal" instead of royals.

He spoke to CBS News after a 10-day trip to the Caribbean and South America representing his grandmother, the Queen, at Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The successful trip marked Harry's first extended solo tour on behalf of the Queen.

Referring to his brother William, Harry said: "We are very privileged in the position that we are, but, you know, with privilege comes great responsibility is what they say.

"And the title that we have before our name, what effect that can have on a country, on a charity or whatever.

"We are slowly coming to terms with and accepting the fact that the name can make a huge difference, therefore, you know, you’ve got to use it."

But he went on to add: "There’s a lot of times that both myself and my brother wish, obviously, that we were just completely normal.

"We’ve been born into this position and therefore we’ll do what we need to do to people and to kids that need it. It really is that simple for us."

Prince Harry plays rugby with children in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 10, 2012. (Felipe Dana/Associated Press)

Harry's comments received wide attention in the British press Wednesday when he noted that it would be hard for a potential serious girlfriend to put up with his royal role.

"I’m not so much searching for someone to fulfil the role, but obviously, you know, finding someone that would be willing to take it on," he told an interviewer. 

The 27-year-old son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana is receiving advanced combat helicopter training.