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FASCINATION WITH THE ROYAL FAMILY- WHERE DID IT COME FROM?

What you see on TV or the Internet when watching the news about a Royal Family looking from the outside, is one thing. My book “The Cadet Life of Prince Harry”, attempts also to give the reader an insight into their internal world. Meeting a member of a royal family we say: “nobody is more fortunate than him!” The rest of us, follow him, trying to figure out his destiny.

In order to defend his rich and honest personality, everyone of them has to work hard, and he will encourage other young people to follow in his footsteps. The affection we hold for them, mirrors the affection we feel for one another. Their heartbeat finds an echo in our hearts.

Every member of the British Royal Family has a rounded personality and can make the necessary connections between his own experience and world events. To the rest of us, he has a certain symbolic importance. At the same time, what he has to say is not in some secret code, but is clear and easily understandable.  In everything he does, he demonstrates his exceptional qualities. Like each of us he is responsible for who he becomes, and for his actions, and he is very aware of this.

His destiny is to operate on the World stage and help people everywhere enjoy the values that have always been dear to our hearts.  These are values which today are universally accepted.  We will gather the fruits of this work in the decades to come. We, who know him, suspect that his fame will live on from age to age to all eternity!

And now, dear reader, please picture Prince Harry in your mind’s eye.  He’s a young man of athletic built, dressed in an elegant suit, who looks at us with a cool perceptive glance and a charming smile. Several episodes from his life are told in this book, and it is a beautiful story.  By the end I guarantee you will find him a fascinating personality. Wherever he is, he enlivens the atmosphere, and wears his royalty with an easy grace. His companions are nevertheless aware that in his company we’re in the presence of history in the making.

A meeting with Prince Harry must be a very significant event.  The moment expands into eternity and eternity is concentrated in that self same moment.  Suddenly, you feel your former limitations vanishing and you’re ready to reach for the stars! When you look into his smiling young face, bright with confidence, you have a new, fresh, vision of the possibilities of the world that surrounds you. Moments spent in the presence of Prince Harry are unforgettable. You regain the freshness of your perception of the world and yet feel the benefit of eons of human experience.

But this is something we can say about each and every member of the British family. I’m  going to carve out a very special role for himself in the history of Great Britain.  We will hear great things of him in the future!

Those who have known him say that the Prince is singled out for great things. He has an original way of thinking that casts a new light on matters under discussion. You are aware that this is a man with a rich inner life. In spite of that the fascination that his presence engenders, he behaves extremely naturally.  He transmits to those around him a sense of energy.

In getting to know him, we also feel that we are reaching a closer understanding of ourselves. For us Prince Harry is an outstanding personality who is forging a new language to describe universal reality. We agree that his deeds reflect something of the brave deeds of illustrious men throughout history,The British Royal Family and of other Royal Families.  In every Prince there’s a dreamer and each has an intuitive love for their world and their own inner life of the spirit.

For me, researching and writing this book has been a real pleasure.  I sink into the task as into the enveloping warmth of a spring night.  Setting down my pen at the end of the evening, I realize that all the strains of life and the worries of tomorrow have slipped from my shoulders. I have the feeling that I’m going to rewrite the history.

A Day in the Life of a Royal Cadet

“The Cadet Life of Prince Harry” is an extraordinary story of effort, adjustment, courage and love that underscores the transformative power of military education. By reading it, you understand the happiness of trying to become immortal through what you do. At the end you will realize that the cadet life is a manly road full of hardships, of physical and intellectual efforts, that form you as a man.

There is one chance out of a hundred to get into RMA Sandhurst. Your road has led you here. You are going to learn the job of handling the weapons. You are going to dress the military uniform and you are going to do what you have to do. In fact, that’s what others expect of you! It is time we advanced on in our military career! Become officer cadets and so on.

Every day of a royal cadet is a different one. I know that usually, a cadet is not afraid of facing life. A cadet is anxious to prove himself. The excitement, the dangers, the difficulties of ling marches, carrying tens of pounds of equipment on his back, the problems of a complex life of a man does not intimidate a cadet. But, after ten hours of effort, a tired, but satisfied cadet, is eager to face the new obstacles life at RMA Sandhurst implies.

Prince Harry

New Colours are presented to RMAS. Officer Cadet Wales (Prince Harry) and his intake juniors are inspected.
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The purpose of drills is not related to cultivating his intelligence, but rather to cultivating his spirit. Spirit is sometimes mistaken for the conservation instinct. But they, the ones who are now in Sandhurst, know for sure that a day is going to come that each piece of knowledge, each skill they learned will produce results. This is in fact the goal of this period in the life of a junior cadet. His step becomes steadier, his look is firmer!

Then after a long period of drills, another one arrives: the classes.  The classes, lectures in the theory of tactics, with evaluations at the end of each week enable you to acquire knowledge. Actually small steps in a cadet’s own transformation. They do not mean defeat if they are not perfectly prepared for an exam. But that is not a reason for self inflation either, they hope to one day impresses their instructors with their excellent answers.

A royal cadet compares the classes with a kind of ceremony. Each class has a special significance, and the way in which the participants manifest themselves has something of a ceremony. After each break, the cadets head for the lecture theaters. Some of them talk loudly, others silently check their papers and pens. When the instructor gets in, they stand up at the order. Then the instructor invites them to be seated. He usually starts with a joke or at least a remark that makes them smile.

And as the days go by, the courses become more and more interesting. There are also days in which the courses are followed by drills, and after many hours at the desk, action is welcome. Class by class, the amount of knowledge gets bigger and bigger and the cadets become easier to handle.

You can imagine Prince Harry among the royal cadets. He is hard-working. He tries to assimilate all the knowledge in his teachers’ lectures. He no longer feels insecure, he no longer spends his days in daydreaming. His feelings start to unfold. He becomes more friendly with his colleagues, and more confident. Time is beginning to shape the real character which inhabits the being of Prince Harry. A character towards who he goes with open arms. Every moment of self-discovery gives him a feeling of accomplishment.