Prince Harry Wants to Get Married, Friends Say: Reports

November 11, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Prince Harry is seeking a wife because he believes he won’t be able to advance quickly through the Army as a bachelor, a now-deleted report claims.

Harry, 30, has had an on-off relationship with Cressida Bonas, 25, and several other women, but has never seemed close to settling down.

But he now wants to make it work with someone and is actively looking for a wife, he allegedly told friends recently.

Harry has the ambition of getting promoted to major–a senior role mostly held by married men–as he headed to Afghanistan recently.

“I’ll have to marry if I’m to stay in the Army. I don’t think I can climb the ranks as a bachelor,” Harry told friends recently, according to a now-deleted report by the Daily Mirror.

The Daily Mail had a similar report.

It’s unclear why the articles were deleted.

While Harry wants very much to find a woman who will support his career, he understands that it won’t be easy.

Prince Harry meets pilots and ground crew of a RAF Tornado following a Remembrance Sunday service at Kandahar Airfield November 9, 2014 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Prince Harry meets pilots and ground crew of a RAF Tornado following a Remembrance Sunday service at Kandahar Airfield November 9, 2014 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

 

Prince Harry attends the QBE International match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)
Prince Harry attends the QBE International match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on November 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

 

Britain's Prince Harry (2-L) and British socialite Cressida Bonas (R) watch the match during the Six Nations International rugby Union match between England and Wales at Twickenham, West London on March 9, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)
Britain’s Prince Harry (2-L) and British socialite Cressida Bonas (R) watch the match during the Six Nations International rugby Union match between England and Wales at Twickenham, West London on March 9, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)

 

“It’s a lot of hassle,” he added to friends.

“Being a soldier’s wife can be dull, especially if troops are away on ops like I am.”

A colleague told the Mirror that a lot of the people who signed up for service with Harry are now married. 

“Harry says he wants to marry but he knows he has to find someone he loves who will put up with the pressure of being wed to a famous man as well as being an Army wife,” the colleague said.

“That’s quite a combination.”

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