Prince Harry, who rarely talks to the British press, sat down for an interview with CBS during his just-completed Diamond Jubilee tour of the Caribbean and Brazil, and the network is crowing to beat the band.
Harry agreed to an interview with Seth Doane on Sunday, the day the prince competed in a polo match in Campinas, Brazil, to raise money for his African children's charity. CBS says Doane joined Harry on his tour when he was in Jamaica, before his arrival in Brazil on a mission to promote trade, sport and the London Olympics.
The interview is to be broadcast in full on Tuesday and Wednesday but CBS This Morning ran a teaser preview today in which Harry focuses on his charity work. The third in line to the throne says he and his elder brother, Prince William, occasionally wish they were "completely normal," but are making the best of their opportunities to promote charity work.
"We've been born into this position and therefore we will do what we need to do, to people and to kids that need it," Harry, 27, says. "It really is that simple for us."
The prince also jokingly laments that growing up he had to endure many tedious encounters with "boring" adults. "Our dinner conversation was the worst bit about being a child and listening to the boring people around me," he says. "You can imagine the kind of dinner parties I had to go to at such a young age. Pretty dull."
But now, as an adult, a captain in the British Army, an Apache helicopter pilot and a newly minted roving ambassador and representative of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, during her Diamond Jubilee year, Harry says he has come to see his membership in the royal family as a chance to do good.
"Conversations with my mother, my father and my grandparents, as I have grown up, have obviously driven me toward wanting to try to make a difference as much as possible," he says. "With privilege comes great responsibilities, is what they say. And the title that we have before our name, what effect that can have on a country, on a charity, or whatever, so yeah, we are slowly coming to terms with and accepting the fact that the name can make a huge difference, and therefore you've got to use it."