Prince Harry has told of his efforts to maintain an “ordinary life” despite being a member of the Royal family, insisting he would still do his own shopping even if he became king.
The Prince said his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, had shown him the reality of other people’s lives , ensuring he is not “completely cut off from reality”.
Saying people would be “amazed” at how normally the young Royals can live, he disclosed he still does his own shopping – and fears being photographed at the meat counter.
In an interview with Newsweek, he said: “My mother took a huge part in showing me an ordinary life, including taking me and my brother to see homeless people.
“Thank goodness I’m not completely cut off from reality.
“People would be amazed by the ordinary life William and I live. I do my own shopping.
“Sometimes, when I come away from the meat counter in my local supermarket, I worry someone will snap me with their phone.
“But I am determined to have a relatively normal life, and if I am lucky enough to have children, they can have one too.”
He added: “Even if I was king, I would do my own shopping.”
Prince Harry has previously spoken extensively about his struggle to come to terms with his mother’s death, telling the Telegraph he had buried his emotions for 20 years.
“I am now fired up and energized and love charity stuff, meeting people and making them laugh,” he said of his new life.
“I sometimes still feel I am living in a goldfish bowl, but I now manage it better.