Prince Harry is reportedly asking for paternity leave when his child is born — here's what his job is really like, according to experts

  • According to recent reports, Prince Harry — also known as the Duke of Sussex — is asking for paternity leave.
  • The primary job of a royal is to support the queen in her role as monarch, Leslie Carroll, author of several books about the royals, told Business Insider.
  • Since retiring from the military, Prince Harry has been considered a full-time senior royal. He devotes his time to a variety of public engagements, including his work with the Invictus Games.

Prince Harry reportedly wants to be a "modern dad."

The royal prince and Duke of Sussex is expecting a baby with his wife Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, this spring. Reports say he is asking for paternity leave, a move that, studies have shown, has proven benefits for new families.

"Harry will likely take at least two weeks paternity leave, and then he’ll enjoy a month off in August which is regular for the royals," Katie Nicholls, author of the forthcoming royal biography "Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love," told Business Insider. "He and Meghan are currently looking for a new private secretary and assistant private secretary who will hold the fort while he is off work.”

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PITSENG, LESOTHO - DECEMBER 06: Prince Harry swings young three year old orphan boy called Lerato in this photograph taken with the help of a three year old blind girl called Karabo during a visit to Phelisanong Children's Home on December 6, 2014 in Maseru, Lesotho. Prince Harry was visiting Lesotho to see the work of his charity Sentebale. Sentebale provides healthcare and education to vulnerable children in Lesotho, Southern Africa. Prince Harry said 'Wow, what a welcome we got! There were forty over-energetic children using us as climbing frames, water fights, and a lot of laughs. The boy flying is Lerato, a 3 year old who was abandoned at birth. The photo was taken by 3 year old Karabo who is blind. She heard the clicks, went to the camera and with a little bit of help on direction, shot this great photo.' (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry gestures during his visit to the home of Oliver Rooney, who has Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome, (unseen) in Bramley in Leeds, Yorkshire on July 7, 2017, the second day of his two-day visit to the city. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nigel Roddis (Photo credit should read NIGEL RODDIS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON - SEPTEMBER 28: Prince Harry meets six year old Alex Burke from Manchester, winner of the Bravest Child Award, at the WellChild Awards on September 28, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Lewis Whyld - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry Plays Rugby At The Mants'Ase Orphanage In Lesotho. . (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Prince Harry Assists Rugby Development Officers Coaching Ten & Eleven Year-Old Children At The Greenfield Primary School In Walsall. Harry Was Joined At The School By Senior Members Of The Rugby Football Union (Rfu). . (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LESOTHO - UNDATED: In this undated Clarence House handout photo Prince Harry holds a child from one of the projects being helped by the Lesotho Fund. Prince Harry has returned to Lesotho to revisit community projects he worked on during his gap year to see first-hand how much progress had been made and to hand over items from the British Red Cross Lesotho Fund. (Photo by POOL/Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)
LESOTHO - APRIL 24: (EMBARGOED: NOT FOR PUBLICATION BEFORE 0001 FRIDAY APRIL 28, 2006.) Prince Harry cuddles children Mutsu (L)and Lintle (R) in the grounds of the Mants'ase children's home, while on a return visit to Lesotho in southern Africa on April 24 2006. The Prince was in the country to launch his new charity called 'Sentebale', which means 'Forget me not' in memory of his mother Princess Diana (Photo by POOL/Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)
ST MICHAEL'S ON WYRE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Prince Harry meets local school children during his visit to St Michael's on Wyre village hall on October 23, 2017 in St Michael's on Wyre, England. (Photo by Andrew Yates - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
MASERU, MASERU - JULY 09: Prince Harry pushes a child on a toy tractor at LCCU (Lesotho Child Counselling Unit) on July 9, 2008 in Maseru Lesotho. Prince Harry and soldiers of the Household Cavalry are in Lesotho to work on projects pinpointed by the Charity Sentenbale (Forget Me Not ) established by Prince Seeiso of Lesotho and Prince Harry to help the orphaned and disabled children. (Photo by Michelly Rall/WireImage)
SEMONKONG, LESOTHO - JUNE 17: Prince Harry and Prince William put gloves on a young boy during a visit to a child education centre on June 17, 2010 in Semonkong, Lesotho. The two Princes are on a joint trip to Africa which takes in Botswana, Lesotho and finally South Africa. During that time they will visit a number of projects supported by their respective charities Sentebale (Prince Harry) and Tusk Trust (Prince William). The trip will culminate with the brothers watching the England vs Algeria World Cup match in Cape Town. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry (L) congratulates a girl of the Mar�Shantytown after givinh her a medal as part of a social project, during the British and Brazilian-themed sports day on Flamengo beach in Rio de Janeiro, on March 10, 2012. Britain's Prince Harry arrived in Rio on Friday for his first official visit to Brazil to launch the GREAT campaign promoting his country ahead of the 2012 Olympics. AFP PHOTO/ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)
MASERU, LESOTHO - FEBRUARY 27: Prince Harry meets partially sighted children at St Bernadette's Centre for the blind a project supported by his charity Sentebale on February 27, 2013 in Maseru, Lesotho. Sentebale is a charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. It helps the most vulnerable children in Lesotho get the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives. Sentebale works with local grassroots organisations to help these children, the victims of extreme poverty and Lesotho's HIV/AIDS epidemic. Cathy Ferrier was appointed as Sentebale's Chief Executive in March 2012 and is spearheading a fundraising initiative to build the Mamohato Centre which will provide psychosocial support for children and young people infected with HIV. Prince Harry is due to pay a visit to Lesotho this week to catch up on his charity's progress and meet key children who will be supported by the charity. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 03: Prince Harry talks to Alex Logan as he attends the WellChild Awards at the Intercontinental Hotel on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Lewis Whyld - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry (L) plays with a child during a visit to Tedworth House, a recovery centre run by the Help for Heroes charity that offers care and support to injured service personnel, in Tidworth, Wiltshire, southern England, on May 20, 2013. The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will officially open four new Help for Heroes recovery centres, which form part of the Defence Recovery Capability. AFP PHOT/POOL/MARK RICHARDS (Photo credit should read MARK RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry (C) joins a rugby union coaching session at Twickenham Stadium, west of London, on October 17, 2013, for young people from participating secondary schools across Britain. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - JUNE 24: Prince Harry plays football with young school children during a visit to Minas Tenis Clube on the second day of his tour of Brazil on June 24, 2014 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Prince Harry is on a four day tour of Brazil that will be followed by two days in Chile. (Photo by Niall Carson - Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L) chats with a young boy in a wheelchair during a visit with Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex to Croke Park, home of the Gaelic football association in Dublin on the final day of their two day visit on July 11, 2018. - During the visit, Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walk on the pitch where they observe traditional Gaelic sports being played, such as hurling, camogie and rounders. (Photo by Paul FAITH / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 27: Prince Harry (R) sits with David Henson's wife Hayley Henson (L) and daugther Emily Henson at the Sitting Volleyball Finals on day 5 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on September 27, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 25: Prince Harry plays football as he visits the ACER Charity for disadvantaged children on June 25, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Prince Harry is on a four day tour of Brazil that will be followed by two days in Chile. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 28: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry plays handball with children taking part in a StreetGames 'Fit and Fed' summer holiday activity session in Central Park, East Ham on July 28, 2017 in London, England. The Fit and Fed campaign aims to provide children and young people with free access to activity sessions, with lunch included, throughout the summer holidays. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
PITSENG, LESOTHO - DECEMBER 06: Prince Harry plays with a three year old blind girl called Karabo during a visit to Phelisanong Children's Home on December 6, 2014 in Pitseng, Lesotho. Prince Harry was visiting Lesotho to see the work of his charity Sentebale. Sentebale provides healthcare and education to vulnerable children in Lesotho, Southern Africa. The particular theme of his visit was to check on the progress of the Mamohato Childrens Centre which will provide vital support to children affected by HIV. Prince Harry founded Sentebale (which means Forget Me Not in Sesotho) with Prince Seeiso in 2006. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Sentebale)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 18: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex greet children during a visit to Albert Park Primary School on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images)
BRIDGETOWN - JANUARY 30: Prince Harry holds young patient Tyrell Richards when he visits the childrens ward at the Queen Elizabeth ll hospital on January 30, 2010 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Prince is visiting the island to launch and compete in the Sentebale Polo Cup to help raise funds to support Lesotho's vulnerable children. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
PALMERSTON NORTH, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13: Prince Harry meets children of servicemen and women during a visit to Linton Military Base on May 13, 2015 in Palmerston North New Zealand. Prince Harry is in New Zealand from May 9 through to May 16 attending events in Wellington, Invercargill, Stewart Island, Christchurch, Linton, Whanganui and Auckland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, SEPTEMBER 12: Prince Harry meets 11-year-old leukaemia patient, Samantha Ledster, from Watford, in the Oncology Department during a visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital on September 12 2002 in London, England. Samantha gave the Prince a handmade birthday card, ahead of his eighteenth birthday. The prince was spending the day visiting charities and causes which he intends to support. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images) Photo. Anwar Hussein
LUDLOW, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: Prince Harry high-fives a young girl as he walks the route to Ludlow with Walking with the Wounded's Walk of Britain team on September 30, 2015 in Ludlow, England. Prince Harry is patron of the expedition and walked today as part of the veteran's 1000 mile, 72 day expedition through the UK mainland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 28: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry plays handball with children taking part in a StreetGames 'Fit and Fed' summer holiday activity session in Central Park, East Ham on July 28, 2017 in London, England. The Fit and Fed campaign aims to provide children and young people with free access to activity sessions, with lunch included, throughout the summer holidays. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - OCTOBER 26: Prince Harry is greeted with flowers by a girl as he arrives to Orestad school ahead of a conference on October 26, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
MASERU, LESOTHO - FEBRUARY 27: Prince Harry dances with deaf children during at visit to the Kananelo Centre for the deaf, a project supported by his charity Sentebale on February 27, 2013 in Maseru, Lesotho. Sentebale is a charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. It helps the most vulnerable children in Lesotho get the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives. Sentebale works with local grassroots organisations to help these children, the victims of extreme poverty and Lesotho's HIV/AIDS epidemic. Cathy Ferrier was appointed as Sentebale's Chief Executive in March 2012 and is spearheading a fundraising initiative to build the Mamohato Centre which will provide psychosocial support for children and young people infected with HIV. Prince Harry is due to pay a visit to Lesotho this week to catch up on his charity's progress and meet key children who will be supported by the charity. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 27: Prince Harry with British Paralympian Dave Henson, his wife Hayley Henson and their two-year-old daughter Emily attend the Seated Volleyball on day 5 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at Mattamy Athletic Centre on September 27, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 12: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry pulls faces at and strokes a baby after playing in the Audi Polo Challenge charity polo match at Coworth Park Polo Club on May 12, 2012 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 30: Prince Harry lifts up four-year-old Sinentlantla Jacobs during a visit to Football For Hope Centre in Khayelistsha during an official visit to Africa on November 30, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Prince Harry greets his old friend 16 year-old Relebohile 'Mutsu' Potsane ( who Prince Harry has stayed in touch with since they first met during his first visit to Lesotho in 2004) who is singing as part of the Basotho Youth Choir, made up of six boys and six girls, aged between 7 and 19 years old at the Brit School on June 27, 2016 in London, England. The Basotho Youth Choir will perform alongside Sentebale Ambassador Joss Stone at tomorrow's Sentebale Concert at Kensington Palace, headlined by Coldplay. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
In this April 9, 2015, photo provided by the Australian Defence on Monday, April 20, 2015, Britain's Prince Harry plays with local children while on location with Australian Army's North-West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) during a visit to the Wuggubun community in the Kununurra region, 470 kilometers (292 miles) southwest of Darwin, Australia. Capt. Wales was briefed on NORFORCE's operations and received his orders before he headed out on a patrol. (Cpl. Oliver Carter/Australian Defence via AP)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 28: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry plays handball with children taking part in a StreetGames 'Fit and Fed' summer holiday activity session in Central Park, East Ham on July 28, 2017 in London, England. The Fit and Fed campaign aims to provide children and young people with free access to activity sessions, with lunch included, throughout the summer holidays. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
SANTIAGO, CHILE - JUNE 27: Prince Harry holds young Matias Gonzalez as he visits a the Sagrada Familia kindergarten, a kindergarden of indigenous children on June 27, 2014 in Santiago, Chile. Prince Harry is on a three day tour of Chile after visiting Brazil. (Photo by Dan Charity - Pool/Getty Images)
COLONARIE, SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES - NOVEMBER 26: Prince Harry meets a young boy called Jyasi Junior as he visits a Turtle Conservation Project on the seventh day of an official visit to the Caribbean on November 26, 2016 in Colonarie, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Prince Harry's visit to The Caribbean marks the 35th Anniversary of Independence in Antigua and Barbuda and the 50th Anniversary of Independence in Barbados and Guyana. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
WALSALL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: HRH Prince Harry helps RFU Rugby Development Officiers coach children at Greenfield Primary School, Shelfield, on September 28, 2004 in Walsall, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
LAPUBESI, NEPAL - MARCH: In this handout provided by Team Rubicon UK, Prince Harry talks to a young boy during a visit to the Lapubesi temporary school site as he helps Team Rubicon UK carry out rebuilding work in March, 2016 in Lapubesi, Nepal. Prince Harry joined Team Rubicon UK volunteers for part of Operation: Nirman following his official tour of the country last month. (Photo by Mauricio Gris/Team Rubicon UK via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry with his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex receives a box of tropical garlands from a child as they attend a 'Fluro Friday' session run by OneWave, a local surfing community group who raise awareness for mental health and wellbeing, at Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018. - British royals Harry and Meghan kicked off their shoes and donned tropical garlands on October 19, as they hit Sydney's famed Bondi beach for the latest stop on their Australian tour. (Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
DUBBO, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 17: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex is greeted by five-year-old Luke Vincent as they arrive at Dubbo Airport on October 17, 2018 in Dubbo, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince Harry, left, mimics a baby as he meets people at a mall in Christchurch, New Zealand Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Harry has admitted that watching his brother Prince William's family grow is making him wish he had a family of his own. Harry told Sky News during a weeklong New Zealand tour that he would love to have kids and to share his life with a partner. (Iain McGregor/Pool Photo via AP) AUSTRALIA OUT, NEW ZEALAND OUT
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex greet local school children in Brighton during an official visit to Sussex on October 3, 2018 in Brighton, United Kingdom. The Duke and Duchess married on May 19th 2018 in Windsor and were conferred The Duke & Duchess of Sussex by The Queen. (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images)
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - DECEMBER 03: Prince Harry meets Prince mtimkulul as he visits Siyabonga Secondary School and meets children participating in the Nelson Mandela Champion within program in Soweto on December 3, 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Prince Harry is visiting South Africa as part of a Royal Tour that has included the Opening of a new Charity Centre for children in Lesotho (Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Centre) and includes stops in Durban, Cape Town, Kruger National Park and Johannesburg. (Photo by Ian Vogler - Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex reacts as he attends the WellChild Awards in London on September 4, 2018. - The awards recognise the courage of seriously ill children, their families and carers. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12: Prince Harry shakes hand with a young girl followingtthe Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on March 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Prince Harry
Prince Harry Holds A Baby As He Talks To Members Of The Public During A Visit To The University Hospital Of Wales In Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry (2-L) and Prince William (L) meet local children before the start of the Enduro Africa 08 charity motorcycle ride in Port Edward, about 150 km (93 miles) southwest of Durban, October 18, 2008. The almost entirely off-road motorcycle ride will raise money for UNICEF and Sentebale, founded in 2006 by Prince Harry and Lesotho's Prince Seeiso, for projects in South Africa and Lesotho. REUTERS/John Hrusa/Pool (SOUTH AFRICA)
Britain's Prince Harry interacts with children during his visit to Streetgames' Fit and Fed February school holiday activity programme at the Roundwood Youth Centre in London on February 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Frank Augstein (Photo credit should read FRANK AUGSTEIN/AFP/Getty Images)
PRESTON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 23: Prince Harry poses with a child as he visits the Sir Tom Finney Soccer Development Centre and the Lancashire Bombers Wheelchair Basketball Club at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) sports arena on October 23, 2017 in Preston, England. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry plays with a child at the Lesotho Child Counselling Unit (LCCU) near Maseru July 9, 2008. The LCCU provides a safe house for vulnerable and orphaned children in the community and is being supported by Prince Harry's charity, Sentebale. Picture taken July 9, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (LESOTHO) EMBARGOED FOR ALL PRINT PUBLICATION, MEDIA WEBSITES AND BROADCAST UNTIL 0001 GMT SUNDAY JULY 13, 2008
Britain's Prince Harry (L) plays with a child during a visit to Tedworth House, a recovery centre run by the Help for Heroes charity that offers care and support to injured service personnel, in Tidworth, Wiltshire, southern England, on May 20, 2013. The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will officially open four new Help for Heroes recovery centres, which form part of the Defence Recovery Capability. AFP PHOT/POOL/MARK RICHARDS (Photo credit should read MARK RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
ST MICHAEL'S ON WYRE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Prince Harry meets local school children during his visit to St Michael's on Wyre village hall on October 23, 2017 in St Michael's on Wyre, England. (Photo by Andrew Yates - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry laughs during the WellChild awards ceremony at the InterContinental Hotel in London September 3, 2012. Prince Harry was happy to poke fun at himself on Monday when he made his first official public appearance since pictures of him cavorting naked while on holiday in Las Vegas were published. REUTERS/Lewis Whyld/pool (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 27: Prince Harry with Hayley Henson, wife of British Paralympian Dave Henson and their two-year-old daughter Emily attend the Seated Volleyball on day 5 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at Mattamy Athletic Centre on September 27, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
BRIDGETOWN - JANUARY 30: Prince Harry meets baby Jean-Luc Jordan when he visits the childrens ward at the Queen Elizabeth ll hospital on January 30, 2010 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Prince is visiting the island to launch and compete in the Sentebale Polo Cup to help raise funds to support Lesotho's vulnerable children. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 23: Prince Harry greets children as he leaves The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health ahead of the Invictus Games 2017 on September 23, 2017 in Toronto, Canada (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation )
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 28: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Prince Harry plays handball with children taking part in a StreetGames 'Fit and Fed' summer holiday activity session in Central Park, East Ham on July 28, 2017 in London, England. The Fit and Fed campaign aims to provide children and young people with free access to activity sessions, with lunch included, throughout the summer holidays. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Prince Harry with a child from one of the projects being helped by the Lesotho Fund. Prince Harry has returned to Lesotho to revisit community projects he worked on during his gap year to see first-hand how much progress had been made and to hand over items from the British Red Cross Lesotho Fund. (Photo by © Pool Photograph/Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Prince Harry (L) runs with the ball during a game of touch rugby with children from the Mants'ase children's home near Mahles Hoek in Lesotho in these pictures taken on March 3, and embargoed until March 7, 2004. The 19-year-old Prince is working in Lesotho for eight weeks as part of his gap year. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty KD/JV/MD
Britain's Prince Harry shares a laugh with a young girl, on November 30, 2015 at the 'Football for Hope Centre' in Khayelitsha, as part of his four-day South Africa trip. The Football for Hope Centre runs a number of programmes which use the game to engage with young people on a range of social issues, including life skills, gender equality and HIV/Aids awareness. AFP PHOTO/JENNIFER BRUCE / AFP / JENNIFER BRUCE (Photo credit should read JENNIFER BRUCE/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, plays rugby with kids at Flamengo's beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday March 10, 2012. Harry is in Brazil at the request of the British government on a trip to promote ties and emphasize the transition from the upcoming 2012 London Games to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
MASERU, LESOTHO - FEBRUARY 27: Prince Harry dances with deaf children during at visit to the Kananelo Centre for the deaf, a project supported by his charity Sentebale on February 27, 2013 in Maseru, Lesotho. Sentebale is a charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. It helps the most vulnerable children in Lesotho get the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives. Sentebale works with local grassroots organisations to help these children, the victims of extreme poverty and Lesotho's HIV/AIDS epidemic. Cathy Ferrier was appointed as Sentebale's Chief Executive in March 2012 and is spearheading a fundraising initiative to build the Mamohato Centre which will provide psychosocial support for children and young people infected with HIV. Prince Harry is due to pay a visit to Lesotho this week to catch up on his charity's progress and meet key children who will be supported by the charity. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
MOKHOTLONG, LESOTHO - DECEMBER 08: Prince Harry holds a baby during a visit to a herd boy night school constructed by Sentebale on December 8, 2014 in Mokhotlong, Lesotho. Prince Harry was visiting Lesotho to see the work of his charity Sentebale. Sentebale provides healthcare and education to vulnerable children in Lesotho, Southern Africa. The particular theme of his visit was to check on the progress of the Mamohato Childrens Centre which will provide vital support to children affected by HIV. Prince Harry founded Sentebale (which means Forget Me Not in Sesotho) with Prince Seeiso in 2006. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for Sentebale)
Britain's Prince Harry greets children with Toronto Mayor John Tory during the Invictus Games media launch in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
***EMBARGOED: NOT FOR PUBLICATION BEFORE 0001 FRIDAY APRIL 28, 2006*** Prince Harry cuddles children Mutsu (L) and Lintle (R), in the grounds of the Mants'ase children's home, while on a return visit to Lesotho in southern Africa. The Prince was in the country to launch his new charity 'Sentebale', which means 'Forget me not', in memory of his mother Princess Diana. (Photo by © Pool Photograph/Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Prince Harry shares a laugh with a young boy while leaving the Red Cross War Memorial Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/PA Images via Getty Images)
***EMBARGOED: NOT FOR PUBLICATION BEFORE 0001 FRIDAY APRIL 28, 2006*** Prince Harry and Mutsu Potsane, inspect the Peach Tree that they planted in March 2004, in the grounds of the Mants'ase children's home, while on a return visit to Lesotho in southern Africa. The Prince was in the country to launch his new charity 'Sentebale', which means 'Forget me not', in memory of his mother Princess Diana. (Photo by © Pool Photograph/Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry plays tag rugby with development players during a training session in Durban, South Africa December 1, 2015. Prince Harry is in South Africa on behalf of Sentebale, the charity he founded with Lesotho's Prince Seeiso in memory of their mothers. REUTERS/Rogan Ward TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Britain's Prince Harry gets close to Sharks' rugby mascot Sharky during a training session in Durban, South Africa December 1, 2015. Prince Harry is in South Africa on behalf of Sentebale, the charity he founded with Lesotho's Prince Seeiso in memory of their mothers. REUTERS/Rogan Ward
Britain's Prince Harry takes part in welly wanging, with children and representatives from charities and Aardman Animations, during a meeting of the Charities Forum at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Tim Ireland/Pool
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 28: Prince Harry during a visit to a StreetGames 'Fit and Fed' summer holiday activity session in Central Park, East Ham on July 28, 2017 in London, England. The Fit and Fed campaign aims to provide children and young people with free access to activity sessions, with lunch included, throughout the summer holidays. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry plays with two young children (who are going through a program for malnourishment during a visit supported by the charity Sentebale in Mokhotlong, Lesotho, Dec, 8, 2014. Prince Harry helped to set up Sentebale providing healthcare and education to vulnerable children in Lesotho, Southern Africa. Speaking of the opportunity to document the visit himself, Prince Harry said: "I have always enjoyed photography and the challenges that come with trying to capture the perfect shot, although privately I don't take many photos. The best photos I have are in my head, I have some very special memories, mostly from Africa. But on this visit, I had the time and opportunity to be on the other side of the camera and take some photos in the stunning country of Lesotho for my charity Sentebale." (AP Photo / Chris Jackson, pool)
Britain's Prince Harry speaks with children and representatives from charities and Aardman Animations, during a meeting of the Charities Forum at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London, October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Tim Ireland/Pool
Britain's Prince Harry talks to a young motorcyclist during the last day of his tour in Santiago June 29, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Ruiz/Pool (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS ROYALS)
LESOTHO - APRIL 24: (EMBARGOED: NOT FOR PUBLICATION BEFORE 0001 FRIDAY APRIL 28, 2006.) Prince Harry holds his old friend, Mutsu Potsane, in the grounds of the Mants'ase children's home, while on a return visit to Lesotho in southern Africa on April 24, 2006. The Prince was in the country to launch his new charity called 'Sentebale', which means 'Forget me not' in memory of his mother Princess Diana (Photo by POOL/Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry plays on a swing with children as he and Mayor of London Boris Johnson (R) viewed the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ahead of its opening on Saturday at Stratford in east London April 4, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS SPORT)
ST JOHNS, ANTIGUA - NOVEMBER 21: Prince Harry is whispered to by a young girl as he attends a Charities showcase at Government House on the second day of an official visit to the Caribbean on November 21, 2016 in Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda. Prince Harry's visit to The Caribbean marks the 35th Anniversary of Independence in Antigua and Barbuda and the 50th Anniversary of Independence in Barbados and Guyana. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry wears a blanket given to him while visiting a school run by the charity Sentebale, which he had founded with Lesotho's Prince Seesio, in the village of Semongkong, Lesotho June 17, 2010. Princes Harry and William are on a two day tour to Lesotho. REUTERS/Arthur Edwards/POOL (LESOTHO - Tags: ROYALS POLITICS SOCIETY)
MASERU - JUNE 17: Prince Harry jokes with a young girl at the Mamohato Network Club for children affected by HIV at King Letsie's Palace on June 17, 2010 in Maseru, Lesotho. The Princes are on a joint trip to Southern Africa to visit projects supported by their respective charities Tusk Trust (Prince William) and Sentebale (Prince Harry). (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
WIGAN, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 05: Prince Harry meets young boys as he visits the Wigan Youth Zone, a purpose-built youth facility that provides a safe and fun environment for 8-19 year-olds or anyone aged up to 25 with a disability to use in their leisure time, on July 5, 2016 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Neil Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: (NO PUBLICATION IN UK MEDIA FOR 28 DAYS) Prince Harry meets 'Best Brave Child 2-5' award winner Lily Slater (age 4), who was born prematurely and has had a brain tumour removed, whilst attending the annual WellChild Awards ceremony, held at Lord's Cricket Ground on October 27, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by POOL/Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Prince Harry cuts a ribbon with a young girl as he officially opens the Virgin Money London Marathon Expo at ExCel on April 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince Harry meets people, including a woman with a baby during a walkabout at the Cathedral quarter in the centre of Belfast on September 7, 2017 on his first visit to Northern Ireland. Prince Harry arrived in Northern Ireland for visits to Ballymena, Belfast and Hillsborough Castle during this, his first visit to the Province. / AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITH (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: (NO PUBLICATION IN UK MEDIA FOR 28 DAYS) Prince Harry meets one of the winners of the 'Best Brave Child 2-5' Harvey Fleming (age 5), who was born prematurely and suffers with a chronic lung condition and asthma, whilst attending the annual WellChild Awards ceremony, held at Lord's Cricket Ground on October 27, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by POOL/Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)
Prince Harry speaks to child as he leaves after his visit to the new Support4Grenfell community hub, which is offering advice and counselling to families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. (Photo by Philip Toscano/PA Images via Getty Images)
LESOTHO - APRIL 24: (EMBARGOED: NOT FOR PUBLICATION BEFORE 0001 FRIDAY APRIL 28, 2006.) Prince Harry holds his old friend, Mutsu Potsane, in the grounds of the Mants'ase children's home, while on a return visit to Lesotho in southern Africa on April 24, 2006. The Prince was in the country to launch his new charity called 'Sentebale', which means 'Forget me not' in memory of his mother Princess Diana (Photo by POOL/Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 14: Prince Harry Passes A Cup Of Water To Pupils As He Joined A Class At The Osmani School In Whitechapel, London, Where He Sat In On A Practical Lesson In Partnership With The Charity Merlin In Which Pupil Learnt About The Health Issues Facing People In The Third World. (Photo by Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images)
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 30: Prince Harry laughs with young girls during a visit to a Football for Hope session with Grassroots Soccer in Khayelitsha on November 30, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. Prince Harry is visiting South Africa as part of a Royal Tour that has included the Opening of a new Charity Centre for children in Lesotho (Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Centre) and includes stops in Durban, Cape Town, Kruger National Park and Johannesburg. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
WIGAN, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 05: Prince Harry meets young boys as he visits the Wigan Youth Zone, a purpose-built youth facility that provides a safe and fun environment for 8-19 year-olds or anyone aged up to 25 with a disability to use in their leisure time, on July 5, 2016 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Neil Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, right, interact with children from local communities before playing an educational sport game with them at the soccer for hope center, forming part of his week long visit to South Africa in the township of Khayelitsha, South Africa, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
Prince Harry holds Eufrafina, 3, the daughter of Sandra Tigica who Harry's mother, Princess Diana, met in Angola in January 1997, during a visit to the new Wembley Stadium, London.
MASERU, LESOTHO - NOVEMBER 26: Prince Harry dances with children at the opening of Sentebale's Mamohato Children's Centre during an official visit to Africa on November 26, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
SANTIAGO, CHILE - JUNE 29: Prince Harry dances with children at the Fundacion Amigos de Jesus day care centre on June 29, 2014 in Santiago, Chile. Prince Harry is on the final day of a three day tour of Chile after visiting Brazil. (Photo by Niall Carson - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
Prince Harry jokes with a child during the wheelchair rugby medal ceremony at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, September 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Geoff Robins (Photo credit should read GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 03: Prince Harry poses with inspirational child winner Rose Whittle at the WellChild Awards at the Intercontinental Hotel on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by David Parker - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry jokes with children while he poses for pictures during a visit to the Complexo do Alemao in Rio de Janeiro on March 09, 2012. The Complexo do Alemao is a sprawling favela that is home to 200,000 people which has been reformed since police and soldiers stormed the area in 2010 to evict drug dealers. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIO SCORZA (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - OCTOBER 25: Prince Harry arrives to Game Denmark and takes time talking to spectators during the first of his two days stay in Denmark on October 25, 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the photo the Prince holds the little baby's feeds - maybe be course it was a cold and wet day. Game Denmark is a street sport activity center for youngsters. (Photo by Ole Jensen - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images )
BRIDGETOWN - JANUARY 30: Prince Harry holds baby Jean-Luc Jordan when he visits the childrens ward at the Queen Elizabeth ll hospital on January 30, 2010 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Prince is visiting the island to launch and compete in the Sentebale Polo Cup to help raise funds to support Lesotho's vulnerable children. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)
ST JOHNS, ANTIGUA - NOVEMBER 21: Prince Harry does the 'dab' as he meets school girls as he attends a youth sports festival at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium showcasing Antigua and Barbuda's national sports, on the second day of an official visit to the Caribbean on November 21, 2016 in Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda. Prince Harry's visit to The Caribbean marks the 35th Anniversary of Independence in Antigua and Barbuda and the 50th Anniversary of Independence in Barbados and Guyana. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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As for the question of what Prince Harry's job entails, Leslie Carroll, author of several books about the British monarchy, told Business Insider that all the royals' responsibilities are directed at the same goal.

"Their first job is to support the queen in her role as monarch, not just for Great Britain but for the Commonwealth nations," Carroll said.

Since retiring from active duty in the military, Prince Harry has been considered a full-time senior royal. Senior royals include Prince Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, and her husband Prince Philip, along with his father Prince Charles, his stepmother Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and his brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

As Carroll put it, “Senior ranking is by prominence, not by age.”

Carroll added that while Harry has been a full-time senior royal since completing his required military service, he has taken on even more responsibilities since his marriage in 2018.

“Absolutely his duties have increased,” said Carroll. “Now instead of Harry making these visits as a solo bachelor, you have these visits that are made and organized with Harry and Meghan as a couple."

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RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 25: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with King Mohammed VI of Morocco, during an audience at his residence on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Tim Rooke/Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 25: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits King Mohammed VI of Morocco, during an audience at his residence on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 25: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a cooking demonstration, where children from under-privileged backgrounds learn traditional Moroccan recipes from one of Morocco’s foremost chefs, at the Villa des Ambassadors on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 25: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a cooking demonstration, where children from under-privileged backgrounds learn traditional Moroccan recipes from one of Morocco’s foremost chefs, at the Villa des Ambassadors on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Stephen Lock/Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 25: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the Andalusian Gardens to hear about youth empowerment in Morocco from a number of young social entrepreneurs on February 25, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duke & Duchess of Sussex, visit the Kasbah of the Udayas near the Moroccan capital Rabat. on February 25, 2019. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP) (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their visit to the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports in Rabat on the third day of their tour of Morocco. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 24: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Morocco at the British Residence during the second day of her tour of Morocco on February 24, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
RABAT, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 24: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Morocco at the British Residence during the second day of her tour of Morocco on February 24, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. The Royal couple met influential Moroccan women, young entrepreneurs and disabled athletes amongst others. (Photo by Arthur Edwards - Pool/Getty Images)
ASNI, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 24: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit a local secondary school meeting students and teachers on February 24, 2019 in Asni, Morocco. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
ASNI, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 24: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend an Investiture for Michael McHugo the founder of 'Education for All' with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire on February 24, 2019 in Asni, Morocco. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
ASNI, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 24: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend an Investiture for Michael McHugo the founder of 'Education for All' with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire on February 24, 2019 in Asni, Morocco. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
ASNI, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 24: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend an Investiture for Michael McHugo the founder of 'Education for All' with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire on February 24, 2019 in Asni, Morocco. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
CASABLANCA, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 23: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Casablanca airport on February 23, 2019 in Casablanca, Morocco. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
CASABLANCA, MOROCCO - FEBRUARY 23: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Casablanca airport on February 23, 2019 in Casablanca, Morocco. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 20: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is seen on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 20: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is seen in the Upper East Side on February 20, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is seen walking out of the mark hotel on February 19, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is seen walking out of the mark hotel on February 19, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a gala performance of ‘The Wider Earth’ in support of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust & the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy at the Natural History Museum on February 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend a gala performance of ‘The Wider Earth’ in support of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust & the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy at the Natural History Museum on February 12, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Heathcliff O'Malley - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the Endeavour Fund Awards at Drapers Hall on February 7, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend the Endeavour Fund Awards at Drapers' Hall on February 07, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L) and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, reacts as they visit Bristol Old Vic theatre in Bristol, south-west England on February 1, 2019. - Built in 1766 as a place where the people of Bristol could come together, Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuously working theatre in the English speaking world. (Photo by MARC GIDDINGS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARC GIDDINGS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (R) and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, reacts as they visit Bristol Old Vic theatre in Bristol, south-west England on February 1, 2019. - Built in 1766 as a place where the people of Bristol could come together, Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuously working theatre in the English speaking world. (Photo by MARC GIDDINGS / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARC GIDDINGS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex departs after visiting the Association of Commonwealth Universities at City, University Of London on January 31, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: Meghan, Duchess of Cambridge departs after attending an engagement with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) at City, University Of London on January 31, 2019 in London, England. The Duchess met students from the Commonwealth now studying in the UK, for whom access to university has transformed their lives. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex shakes hands with Rosi Prescott after visiting the National theatre in central London on January 30, 2019 after it was announced that she would be Patron of the theatre. (Photo by Niklas HALLEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLEN/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits The National Theatre on January 30, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walks to her car after visiting the National theatre in central London on January 30, 2019 after it was announced that she would be Patron of the theatre. (Photo by Niklas HALLEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (R) and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, attend the premiere of Cirque du Soleil's Totem in support of Sentebale at the Royal Albert Hall in London on January 16, 2019. (Photo by Paul Grover / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL GROVER/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Cirque du Soleil Premiere Of 'TOTEM' at Royal Albert Hall on January 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the Cirque du Soleil Premiere Of 'TOTEM' at Royal Albert Hall on January 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Grover - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess Of Sussex visits the Mayhew Animal Welfare Charity on January 16, 2019 in London, England. This will be Her Royal Highness's first official visit to Mayhew in her new role as Patron. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess Of Sussex departs after visiting Mayhew Animal Welfare Charity on January 16, 2019 in London, England. This will be Her Royal Highness's first official visit to Mayhew in her new role as Patron. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex meets 'Foxy' during her visit to the Mayhew, an animal welfare charity on January 16, 2019 in London, England. This will be Her Royal Highnesses first official visit to Mayhew in her new role as Patron. (Photo by Eddie Mulholland - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
BIRKENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 14: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meets members of the public during a visit of Birkenhead at Hamilton Square on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, UK. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit 'Tomorrow's Women Wirral' Charity on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, United Kingdom. (Photo by Charlotte Graham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
BIRKENHEAD, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 14: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meets members of the public during a visit of Birkenhead at Hamilton Square on January 14, 2019 in Birkenhead, UK. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Smart Works on January 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. Smart Works is one of the four organisations which she has become Royal Patron of, it was announced by Kensington Palace today. The three other organisations are The National Theatre, The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and Mayhew. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Smart Works on January 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. Smart Works is one of the four organisations which she has become Royal Patron of, it was announced by Kensington Palace today. The three other organisations are The National Theatre, The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and Mayhew. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, chats with Patsy Wardally as they pick out clothes, during her visit to Smart Works, a charity to which she has become patron, at St Charles hospital in west London on January 10, 2019. (Photo by CLODAGH KILCOYNE / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read CLODAGH KILCOYNE/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex (L), picks out a necklace with Chair of Smart Works Lady Juliet Hughes-Hallett (R) during her visit to Smart Works, a charity to which she has become patron, at St Charles hospital in west London on January 10, 2019. (Photo by CLODAGH KILCOYNE / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read CLODAGH KILCOYNE/AFP/Getty Images)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2018 in King's Lynn, England. (Photo by UK Press Pool/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (L), Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex depart after the Royal Family's traditional Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk, eastern England, on December 25, 2018. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arrives for a visit to the Royal Variety CharityÕs residential nursing and care home, Brinsworth House, in Twickenham, west London. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L) visits the Royal Variety Charity's residential nursing and care home, Brinsworth House in Twickenham, south west London on December 18, 2018. - The honeymoon period for former actress and newly-minted British royal Meghan Markle, it seems, is over. Six months on from her fairytale wedding to Prince Harry at Windsor Castle, Meghan is faced with a daily barrage of tabloid headlines criticising her courtly manner and warning her against becoming 'Duchess Difficult'. (Photo by Geoff PUGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read GEOFF PUGH/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex unveils a plaque to commemorate her visit to the Royal Variety Charity's residential nursing and care home, Brinsworth House in Twickenham, south west London on December 18, 2018. - The honeymoon period for former actress and newly-minted British royal Meghan Markle, it seems, is over. Six months on from her fairytale wedding to Prince Harry at Windsor Castle, Meghan is faced with a daily barrage of tabloid headlines criticising her courtly manner and warning her against becoming 'Duchess Difficult'. (Photo by Geoff PUGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read GEOFF PUGH/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Rosamund Pike on stage during The Fashion Awards 2018 In Partnership With Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall on December 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/BFC/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Rosamund Pike on stage to present the British Designer of the Year Womenswear Award during The Fashion Awards 2018 In Partnership With Swarovski at Royal Albert Hall on December 10, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/BFC/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 21: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits the Hubb Community Kitchen to see how funds raised by the 'Together: Our Community Cookbook' are making a difference at Al Manaar, North Kensington on November 21, 2018 in London, England. Together: Our Community Cookbook features over 50 recipes from women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits the Hubb Community Kitchen in London on November 21, 2018 to celebrate the success of their cookbook. - The kitchen was set up by women affected by the Grenfell tower fire and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wrote a foreword to the cookbook to help raise funds for the victims. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 19 : (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends The Royal Variety Performance 2018 at the London Palladium on November 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 19 : (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend The Royal Variety Performance 2018 at the London Palladium on November 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 11: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend a service to mark the centenary of the Armistice at Westminster Abbey on November 11, 2018 in London, England. The Armistice ending the First World War between the Allies and Germany was signed at Compiègne, France on eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - 11am on the 11th November 1918. This day is commemorated as Remembrance Day with special attention being paid for this year's centenary. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 31: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Auckland War Memorial Museum for reception with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's on October 31, 2018 in Rotorua, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 30: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meeting fans and holding baby bump on the street during 'Walkabout' on October 30, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 30: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex seen wlaking holding baby bump whilst Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex during the 'Walkabout' on October 30, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry (C) and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L) talk to a model wearing a garment from World of WearableArt during a visit to Courtney Creative in Wellington on October 29, 2018. - Prince Harry passed on greetings from 'our little bump' to conservation workers in New Zealand on October 29 when he and pregnant wife Meghan toured a South Island nature reserve. (Photo by HAGEN HOPKINS / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read HAGEN HOPKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 28: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Official arrival at the Government House on October 28, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
NUKU'ALOFA, TONGA - OCTOBER 26: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Standing with King Tupou VI and Queen NanasipauÔu TukuÔaho of Tonga at the farewell with His Majesty King Tupou VI on October 26, 2018 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
NUKU'ALOFA, TONGA - OCTOBER 25: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives at Nuku'alofa airport on October 25, 2018 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (C) arrive at Fua'amotu airport in Tonga on October 25, 2018. - Prince Harry and his pregnant wife Meghan left Fiji after a three-day official visit and arrived in Tonga as part of their tour of Australia and the South Pacific. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP) (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)
NUKU'ALOFA, TONGA - OCTOBER 25: (UK OUT FOR 28 DAYS) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits the Consular House in NukuÕalofa for a private audience with King Tupou VI and Queen NanasipauÕu on October 25, 2018 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive for their farewell ceremony at Nadi airport on October 25, 2018. - Prince Harry and his pregnant wife Meghan leave Fiji after a three-day official visit and head to Tonga as part of their tour of Australia and the South Pacific. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP) (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)
SUVA, FIJI - OCTOBER 24: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits a market on October 24, 2018 in Suva, Fiji. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images)
SUVA, FIJI - OCTOBER 23: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a state dinner hosted by the president of the South Pacific nation Jioji Konrote at the Grand Pacific Hotel on October 23, 2018 in Suva, Fiji. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
SUVA, SUVA - OCTOBER 23: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex meet with President of Fiji Jioji Konrote on the first day of their tour to Fiji on October 23, 2018 in Suva, Fiji. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duchess of Sussex meets members of the public during a walkabout in Rotorua in Rotorua, New Zealand, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on the final day of their 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP)
FRASER ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 22: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk along the picturesque Kingfisher Bay Jetty on October 22, 2018 in Fraser Island, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 19: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duchess of Sussex arrives at Admiralty House in Sydney on the first day of the royal couple's visit to Australia Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2018. Harry and Meghan will take part in 76 engagements in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand over their 16-day trip to the Pacific region. (Phil Noble/PA via AP)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to attend the wedding of Britain's Princess Eugenie of York to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on October 12, 2018. (Photo by Gareth Fuller / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read GARETH FULLER/AFP/Getty Images)
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These appearances, which are known as "engagements" and are documented in the royal family's Court Circular, include Prince Harry's charity work with nonprofit organizations, ranging from African wildlife conservation to military programs. Prince Harry is the creator and Royal Patron of the Invictus Games, an organized competition for wounded veterans. Carroll called the games his "brainchild" and said Prince Harry attends every game, along with delivering an opening speech. The next competition will take place in 2020 in The Hague, Netherlands.

Last year, the prince also received two new appointments: Commonwealth Youth Ambassador and Royal Marines Captain General, a position he took over for his grandfather, Prince Philip. Nicholls said Prince Harry is particularly involved with his office, making daily check-ins and sometimes unannounced visits — a side the public doesn't get to see.

Nicholls added that Prince Harry will likely still make frequent trips to his new office at Buckingham Palace after his child is born, and the new parents — whose combined net worth is estimated at $30 million — are already planning engagements for October. 

Studies show millennials are raising their children differently than their parents did, and both Nicholls and Carroll agree that those changes extend to the way Prince Harry will likely approach parenthood.

RELATED: Why we love Prince Harry

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10 reasons to love Prince Harry
1. He's perfect with kids
Holding this cutie close, Harry looks like a natural. We bet he's great with George, Charlotte and Louis!
1. He's perfect with kids
Superman! Harry steals this little girl's heart during his visit to Chile.
2. He always keeps his family laughing
Whenever the three young royals are together, you'll see William and Kate constantly in stitches.
2. He always keeps his family laughing
Always the life of the party!
3. He plays Polo
Harry and William both play polo, looking studly as they typically compete against each other. 
3. He plays Polo
So sexy, right?!
4. Brotherly love
Boys will be boys, and these are our favorite brothers.
4. Brotherly love
William supported his brother during the first annual Invictus Games, and it was just adorable.
5. His love for puppies
UGH. Prince Harry pets a pup in the crowd, and we fall further in love.
5. His love for puppies
True love: Lupo and Harry.
6. He's a man in uniform
Harry, you clean up well.
6. He's a man in uniform
Melting hearts all over the world.
7. His dance moves
Prince Harry dancing with children is probably the greatest thing in the world.
7. His dance moves
This Prince has MOVES.
8. Baby Harry!
Need we say more?
8. Baby Harry!
STOP. George has these overalls too! 
9. His philanthropy work
Harry gives a speech at the first ever Invictus Games, which were a rousing success.
9. His philanthropy work
Harry went on a trek in Antarctica with the Walking with the Wounded organization for wounded soldiers. 
10. Because he's Prince Harry.

How could you not love Britain's "spare"?

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Read more: Prince Harry reportedly wants to be a 'modern dad' and to ask the queen for paternity leave. Here are 20 ways millennials are raising kids differently than any generation before them

“I would venture to say, as a parent, Harry will certainly be more hands-on," said Carroll. "One generation later, much has evolved. Harry will have more to juggle ... in terms of juggling the duties of being a full-time senior royal with the duties of parenting. He will be much more of a hands-on parent, like we see William is."

“These are signs of the royal family modernizing, and that’s a good thing,” added Nicholls. “For William and Harry not to take paternity leave would make them appear out of touch. Part of their appeal is the public’s ability to relate to them.”

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