Prince Harry on being the only single man in his family: 'I'm no Bridget Jones'

The comparison between the flame-haired royal and the desperate for love character followed the spare heir's comments about fatherhood recently

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Those thinking Prince Harry is royally unlucky in love are about to be assured that they are very wrong indeed.

The 30-year-old ‘spare heir’, who recently admitted he’d like to “have kids right now”, has said that while he’s in no hurry to meet a potential life partner, all is certainly not quiet for him on the romantic front.

“I’m no Bridget Jones,” he told the Sunday Mirror. And no, this isn’t satire.

The comparison between the flame-haired royal and the desperate for love literary character, reimagined for screen by Renée Zellweger in 2001, apparently followed comments he made that suggested he was looking forward to settling down.


But Harry wasn’t having any such nonsense.

“Bridget Jones?” he said. “Where’s that come from? Because I write my own diary or because I don’t have a girlfriend?

“Bridget Jones? That’s sad. No, for me, it’s good – I’m very happy not having a girlfriend. It’s not a case of anything… I’m not, sort of, looking. It’s cool.”


He also had some advice for young Prince George and Princess Charlotte that they’re perhaps a little too young to take on board right now.

 “I would definitely encourage George, and Charlotte if she wants to, to have some sort of involvement in the Armed Forces, guaranteed,” he said.


“And I know that William and Catherine would probably echo that as well, depending on the situation for them in those years to come.”

He also called for the reintroduction of National Service. And wrestled a crocadile. What can we say. The man's been busy.