Prince Harry starts officer training at Sandhurst tomorrow. Do you think a military setting will rein him in or will the baggage from being the less photogenic spare sink him? I think it’s make or break time, he has to make a conscious decison not to be a useless prat. If he can adapt to the military life he could well outshine his brother, otherwise he will face public opprobrium that will be difficult to overcome.
Whatever happens, I am sure he won’t run home crying like his aunt Nancy did when she quit the Royal Marines.
Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t really take a lot of brains or talent to be a military officer, and becoming a soldier does not make people any better a person than any first job would. Certainly, it takes brains and talent to be a GREAT officer, but you can get by with mediocre abilities.
Frankly, it’s doubtful being an officer will make much of a difference to him. And most people don’t care much anyway. He’ll always be in the public light and nobody looks good in that light.