Prince Harry is just weeks away from being an average Joe. There’s been a ton of speculation as to how that transition will play out for someone who has spent 35 years as part of a larger-than-life institution.Critics of Harry’s decision to step back as a senior royal felt vindicated last week when we learned that Harry was the target of a prank call. Harry spoke with Russian hackers posing as Greta Thunberg and her father on two separate occasions.
Many believe Harry’s prank call could have been avoided if the palace would have been there to intercept. This is historically untrue, however, as similar things have happened to both Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.
It does beg the question of what Harry’s new normal will look like. Will he struggle to navigate life as he chooses to live it without the resources he’s used to? In these strange times where nothing feels quite normal, can Harry live the life he’s always dreamed of?