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Now that Prince William has found himself a perfect princess in Kate Middleton, his little brother Prince Harry has taken over as England's most eligible bachelor. But as the redheaded royal sees it, marrying into the Windsor family isn't what most girls would hope for. In an interview with CBS News, Harry, 27, said that he's still looking for a woman who can handle everything that comes with his life.
When asked by interviewer Seth Doane if being a prince "lives up to the fairy tale," Harry doesn't hesitate in replying, "No, not at all."
"As any girl will tell you, it's that sort of, 'Oh my God, he's a prince' -- but, no," Harry admits.
The prince, who is currently single, goes on to describe being a royal as a job all its own -- and while he was born into it, a potential wife would have to volunteer her whole life.
"The job that it entails…look at me, I'm 27 years old and not so much searching for someone to fulfill the role, but obviously finding someone that would be willing to take it on," he explains.
Thanks to some questionable decisions and hard partying in his teens and twenties, Harry, who ended his last serious relationship with Chelsy Davy in 2009, has long had a reputation as the "bad boy" prince. However, in the CBS interviews, he is charming and articulate. Turns out that he's spent the past few years dedicating himself to his African charity and his job as a helicopter pilot in the British army. And he's a just finished a diplomatic tour of the British commonwealth nations of Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas on behalf of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.
"It has been slightly strange, this trip especially, because the fact that I've been representing my grandmother … people go crazy for royalty (like) people go crazy for David Beckham," Harry tells CBS News. "I can understand the hype, but the warmth of reception was beyond anything I'd ever expect."
While he's been working on behalf of his grandmother, Harry's dedication to charity and diplomacy are reminiscent of another relative: his late mother, Princess Diana Spencer. He admits that both he and his brother William are starting to realize how much influence their title has, and how much good they can accomplish if they use it wisely.
"We're slowly coming to terms with, and accepting the fact, that the name can make a huge difference," says Harry. "Therefore you've got to use it."
So his life may not be a fairy tale -- but after watching this interview, Harry really does seem like a pretty great catch.