Prince Harry has revealed that he wanted to be a ski instructor when he was younger, but his father, King Charles, denied his request.
Harry made the revelation in his new memoir, “Harry: A Biography.” In the book, he writes that he was “taken with notions of becoming a ski instructor” when he was 12 years old. He said that he loved skiing and that he thought it would be a great way to travel the world and meet new people.
However, Harry’s father was not supportive of his dream. Charles told Harry that being a ski instructor was not a “proper job” and that he should focus on his royal duties.
Harry said that he was disappointed by his father’s reaction, but he eventually accepted that he would not be able to pursue his dream career.
“I knew that my father wouldn’t approve,” Harry wrote. “But I couldn’t help but feel that it was a bit unfair. I was his son, after all. I should have been allowed to follow my dreams.”
Harry’s decision to become a ski instructor would have been a major departure from royal tradition. Ski instructors are not typically considered to be members of the upper class, and they often have to work long hours in difficult conditions.
However, Harry’s decision would have also been a reflection of his own personality. He has always been a more independent and adventurous figure than his brother, Prince William. He has also spoken openly about his struggles with mental health, and he may have seen becoming a ski instructor as a way to escape the pressures of royal life.
Ultimately, Harry’s dream of becoming a ski instructor was never realized. However, his decision to share his story in his memoir is a reminder that even members of the royal family have dreams and aspirations.
In addition to revealing his dream of becoming a ski instructor, Harry also opened up about other aspects of his life in his memoir. He wrote about his struggles with mental health, his relationship with his family, and his decision to step back from royal duties.