Prince Harry advised this action was ‘off the agenda’ on 36-hour New York tour

Prince Harry, 34, is a face familiar around the globe for his role representing the UK monarchy. Prince Charles’ youngest son, has ventured around the world on diplomatic missions on behalf of his grandmother the Queen, including setting up his own charity in Lesotho and a trip to Morocco with then-pregnant wife, Meghan Markle. The dad of one was sent on a 36 hour trip to New York by Queen Elizabeth II – yet one hobby favoured by Princess Diana’s son appeared to be out of bounds. Documenting the official excursion in 2012 in her new book, royal writer Kitty Kelly said: “Harry knew it was a great privilege to be making his debut overseas tour and he was determined not to let his grandmother down.

“When he touched down at JFK International Airport on Friday, May 29, the American press were all ready to receive their royal visitor.

“Harry’s reputation as a party boy proceeded him.

“But Harry was representing the Queen, and so nightclubs were off the agenda.”

Kitty, in her book The Royals, quoted the trip’s schedule organiser Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton and added: “Quite frankly, I think he will be cream crackers and want a good night’s kip.”

It appeared a heavy night out would not have been at all suitable for the schedule, especially the poignant start to his time in New York.

Kitty added: “Harry’s duties began with a sombre engagement at Ground Zero, where he laid a wreath and met families who had lost loved ones in the 9/11 terror attacks.

“He also planted a tree at the British Memorial Garden in downtown Manhattan and visited a war veteran’s medical centre.”

Meanwhile, recently reported how Harry’s father, Prince Charles, was also stopped from an activity in his personal life due to royal duty.

The 70 year old was forced too delay his wedding as he was called upon by the UK monarch to go to Rome, Italy.

The last-minute change of plan meant the first in line to the throne had to take the lead.

Kitty again told of the unexpected disruption in her new book, The Royals.

Kitty wrote: “At the last minute the wedding was postponed by a day so Charles could fly to Rome to attend the funeral of Pope John Paul II as the Queen’s representative.”

This was to be Charles’ second wedding, this time to Camilla Parker-Bowles.

He first married Princess Diana, the mother to his two sons, in 1981.

They divorced in 1996, a year before her tragic death in a car crash in Paris.


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