5 reasons why we love Prince Harry

Prince Harry Plays a Royal Prank on the Press
Prince Harry Plays a Royal Prank on the Press


Happy birthday Prince Harry!

The dapper Prince of Wales turns 31 today. In honor of this royal jokester's big day, we're counting down the top five reasons we totally love this prince.

5.) His love for "the people"

Like his late mother, Diana, Harry is truly a "man of the people." He's been known to shake a few hands, woo a few crowds, and kiss a few babies, of course.

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NZEALAND-BRITAIN-ROYALS-HARRY


4.) His sporting attitude

We all know that Prince Harry is a Polo pro, but did you know that he also loves competitive rugby, skiing and motocross? What's even better, he plays with kids, too. So adorable!

Prince Harry at Eccles Rugby Club - 10/20/14
Prince Harry at Eccles Rugby Club - 10/20/14


3.) His dedication to family

This photo of Prince Harry greeting his grandmother is enough to melt your heart! Not only is he a loving grandson, we're sure he's the "fun uncle" to niece, Charlotte and nephew, George.

Chelsea Flower Show
Chelsea Flower Show


2.) His military background

Prince Harry "officially retired" from the British Army in June, after a 10-year military career. He bravely served on the front lines of Afghanistan, and also spent some time in Australia, too.

Prince Harry Visits New Zealand - Day 5
Prince Harry Visits New Zealand - Day 5


1.) His hilarious personality

Whether he's playing pranks or making silly faces at the cameras, Prince Harry has a fabulous sense of humor. He cracks open the stereotype of the royal family being a bit straight-laced, and shows that even royalty can have a good time!

Prince Harry Visits Sentebale Project - Charity Visit Day 2
Prince Harry Visits Sentebale Project - Charity Visit Day 2


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