Look, we all know Prince Harry as a royal rebel who has been breaking protocol ever since he was a teen. And if you think he's settled down in light of his adulthood and recent engagement, you couldn't be more wrong. In fact, as his wedding day to Meghan Markle gets closer and closer, one thing is becoming jarringly apparent: Harry gets away with a lot more than his big brother Prince William. Seriously, a whole lot more.
We think that partially, he was affected by his mother, Princess Diana's death in a different way than William. Surely Harry's 20s saw him doing a variety of less-than-proper antics (strip pool, remember that?) that would make anyone clutch their pearls. However, the upcoming royal wedding and union helps shine another light on this. Harry, gets to bend the royal rules when it comes to his life and his lady, most likely because he's "the spare." You know how your baby sister was allowed to have her first boyfriend at 14 years old even though you weren't allowed to go out with a guy until you were much older? It's like that between William and Harry, except it's Queen Elizabeth II turning a blind eye on her — dare we say — favorite grandson. William is basically undergoing the same annoying double-standards all firstborns have to endure, just because he's probably going to rule a country some day. That's just so unfair!
For further proof, below are just a few ways that Harry gets to break royal protocol.