Now, it’s no secret that Prince Harry was very cheeky when he was growing up.
Whether it’s sticking his tongue out at the press or covering his cousin’s mouth on the Buckingham Palace balcony, young Harry delighted royal fans with his antics for many years.
But one story that tops all the others is the time Harry escaped the confines of Kensington Palace and found his way to Kensington High Street before he was found.
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The family’s then protection officer, Ken Wharfe, recalled how the incident took place.
Prince Harry delighted royal fans with his rascal-like antics
Wharfe, a former member of SO14, said Harry used to come to him dressed in military fatigues and ask for missions.
He explained how he lent the young royal a two-way radio and set him a task. But it would seem Harry took Wharfe’s mission quite literally – as any young daredevil would.
The prince took it upon himself to escape from Kensington Palace to Kensington High Street on his own without telling anyone.
He then used the radio to call Wharfe to inform him “mission accomplished.”
Mr Wharfe said his feet “didn’t touch the ground” as he rushed to find the mischievous young royal after realising where he was.
Prince Harry always had a reputation for being cheeky and rebellious.
Ken Wharfe remembered Prince Harry’s daring escape
Meanwhile, Harry’s brother Prince William previously explained a hilarious trick his mother played on him when he got home from school.
In an interview to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death, William said: “Just outside this room where we are now, she organised, when I came home from school to have Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell waiting at the top of the stairs.
“I was probably a 12 or 13 year old boy who had posters of them on his wall.
“And I went bright red and didn’t know quite what to say and sort of fumbled and I think I pretty much fell down the stairs on the way up.
Princess Diana played some brilliant pranks on her sons
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“I was completely and utterly sort of awestruck.
“That was a very funny memory that’s lived with me forever about her, loving and embarrassing and being the sort of joker.”