The Boys, the Blondes, the Concert
August 1997 - was getting over a bad breakup. The worst breakup. The worst because it was a waste of time – the kind of relationship you look back on and you say: I should have loved a piece of pork. A piece of pork would have been more useful.
We were going to travel together, to work in a faraway land and spend our 20s on the road. Needless to say, he ended up leaving alone and like an idiot, I never saw it coming. It’s not the heartbreak that’s the hardest…it’s actually the humiliation. Better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. No, no, no. Never in my case.
And then came Diana. Diana in the tunnel, Diana on the cover of every magazine, Diana 24 hours a day, Diana the maligned, Diana all consuming…what was a lost boyfriend compared to a lost Princess?
Can you believe it’s been 10 years? 10 years and now a concert helmed by her boys and an exclusive interview with Matt Lauer during which they were more candid than ever about their memories.
10 years and on the eve of yet another Hot Harry scandal, this time on Canadian soil. Calgary last week, Hot Harry on a Horse stationed there for military training, hit up Cowboys – like Hooters – and every bimbo blonde inside.
One in particular allowed him to grope her and then sold her story, along with his text messages, to the News of the World for a reported $30 thousand.
Ben Affleck in a peeler bar in Vancouver led to the demise of Bennifer 1, Ryan Phillippe at the Cactus Club also in Vancouver dicking around with any willing waitress, now Hot Harry on a Horse surrounded by skanks on the Red Mile – is Canada now synonymous for Starf*ckage?
I think yes and I am proud. And bitter too. Hot Harry on a Horse loves blondes. Hot Harry on a Horse wouldn’t go yellow fever…Sigh.
But isn’t he the hotness in his pink shirt? Way hotter than his bucktoothed dweeb of an older brother?
PS. Harry in his answers is every bit his mother"s son, communicating with a sort of heartfelt candour lacking from the constipated William.
PPS. Hot Harry on a Horse also loves computer games and beer. My kind o’ guy…
Excepts from interview below…
LAUER: Your mom used to say that one of her main concerns for you two was that you live as normal lives as possible.
PRINCE WILLIAM: Um-hm
PRINCE HARRY: Um-hm
LAUER: So ten years later do you think she would be happy or saddened by the state of normalcy?
PRINCE HARRY: I think she"d be happy in the way that we"re going about it but slightly unhappy about the way the other people were going about it as in saying, "Look you"re-- you"re not normal so stop tryin" to be normal," which is very much what we get a lot. You know it"s like stop tryin" to be normal. You-- You-- You"ve got certain responsibilities. Which obviously we do, and we know we have certain responsibilities. But within our-- within our private life and within certain other parts of our life we wanna be as normal as possible. And yes it"s hard -- cause to a certain respect we never will be normal.
LAUER: As I was leaving the States telling people I was gonna come talk to you-- as you"re about to mark the tenth anniversary of your mom"s death I can"t tell you how many people said, "Wow has it been ten years?" That it seems like two years or it seems like three years. How has the time gone by for you two?
PRINCE HARRY: Personally really, really slowly actually. It"s weird because I think when she -- she passed away there was never that time -- there was never that sort of lull. There was never that sort of peace and quiet for any of us - the fact that her face was always splattered on the paper the whole time.
Over the last ten years I personally feel as though she has been-- she"s always there. She"s always being a constant reminder to both of us and everybody else. And therefore I think when you"re being reminded about it, it does take a lot longer and it"s a lot slower.
LAUER: Does it feel the same way for you?
PRINCE WILLIAM: Yeah I mean-- again just for my personal opinion, when you knew somebody or someone that important to you -- you always think about you know. I mean -- so after it happened we were always you know always thinking about it. And there"s not a day goes by I don"t think you know that I don"t think about it once in the day. And so for us is a very slow and it"s a lot-- it has been a long time.
PRINCE HARRY: You know when people think about it they think about her death. They think about you know how wrong it was. They think about you know whatever happened. I don"t know for-- for me personally whatever happened you know that night. Whatever happened in that tunnel. You know no one will ever know. And I"m sure people will always think about that the whole time.
LAUER: Have you stopped wondering?
PRINCE HARRY: I"ll never stop wondering about that.
PRINCE WILLIAM: I don"t wanna be liked by someone just because of who I am. You know, I don"t want the sycophantic, you know, people hanging around, you know?
LAUER: But you can tell those people right off the bat, can"t you?
PRINCE WILLIAM: You can, yeah. Although some-- you know, some of them are—
PRINCE HARRY: Yeah, you can—
PRINCE WILLIAM: --are better than others.
PRINCE HARRY: --some of them-- some of them are good at playing along.
LAUER: Because obviously there"s also a lot to lose if someone befriends you. You"ve got a lot of people out there who wanna make money.
PRINCE HARRY: But at the same time, you gotta understand that it"s just as hard for our friends as it is for us -- there"s a massive element of trust. You look surprised when I say that. But the reason I say that is because our friends have to put up with a lot-- when it comes to us.
LAUER: So the baggage is two-sided.
PRINCE WILLIAM: There"s a lot of baggage that comes with us, trust me. A lot of baggage.
LAUER: If your last name weren"t "Windsor," if it were "Smith" or "Jones," and you didn"t have the duties that you were born into, what would you wanna do professionally?
PRINCE HARRY: All sorts of things.
LAUER: Like what?
PRINCE WILLIAM: Well, when I was younger, I wanted to be a policeman. And I wouldn"t wanna be that now. (LAUGHTER)
LAUER: The most popular cop on the block.
PRINCE WILLIAM: Yeah, exactly.
LAUER: What would you wanna do?
PRINCE HARRY: I think it"s-- it"s—
PRINCE WILLIAM: I don"t know. It"s a really tricky question. I guess. I"d like to fly helicopters, definitely. I"d like to be some sort of heli pilot, you know, working for the UN maybe or something like that. Go off and do some, you know, I"d have to be doing something active -- outside and doing sort of fun stuff but with an edge to helping people.
LAUER: What about you, Harry?
PRINCE WILLIAM: He"d probably sit and play computer games and drink beer. (LAUGHTER)
PRINCE HARRY: Oh, thanks a lot. No, honestly, I don"t know how well this would get on, but I"d probably live in Africa. I"d, you know, I"d like to spend all my time out there.
LAUER: In a humanitarian aspect?
PRINCE HARRY: Both. It would be a humanitarian aspect and as well as a sort of a safari aspect. I would have to get a job. So it would probably be a safari guide.
Interview to Air Monday, June 18 on NBC News’ "Today" and "Dateline NBC." Watch a Web-Exclusive Preview of the Interview Beginning Friday, June 15 on TODAYshow.com.
For Canadians, CTV has the exclusive Canadian rights to the concert on 1 July and etalk will be sending a team to cover the event, with exclusive backstage coverage and interviews as well.