Prince Harry is opening up about his OCD, RadarOnline.com has learned, and says it’s a case of “like father, like sons.”
The royal revealed he has an obsession with turning lights off at his home, and says he inherited the habit from his environmentally conscious father Prince Charles.
Speaking alongside his brother Prince William for the upcoming BBC One Documentary Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, Harry said: “He’s a stickler for turning lights off. And that’s now something that I’m obsessed with as well.”
William chipped in: “I know, I’ve got serious OCD on light switches now, which is terrible.”
Harry’s habit has even been picked up by his wife Meghan Markle, who didn’t understand the quirk before they moved in together.
Speaking to William - who is married to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge - Harry said: “Which is insane because actually you know, I don’t know whether your wife doesn’t, my wife certainly goes, ‘Well why turn the lights off? You know it’s dark’. I go, ‘We only need one light, we don’t need like six.’”
But despite 37-year-old Markle - pregnant with the couple’s first child - not understanding Harry’s obsession, he’s glad his father taught him to be conscious about his energy usage, because it’s a “small habit change” that can make a difference to the world’s carbon footprint.
“Those small habit changes he’s making, every single person can do,” Harry said. “And I think it’s one of the key lessons that he taught us.”
Meanwhile, Prince Charles recently said he was concerned for the future of his grandchildren - including Harry and Meghan’s unborn tot, as well and William and Catherine’s three children Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince Louis, six months - because of the planet’s growing pollution problem.
"I am about to have another grandchild actually. I suspect quite a few of you may too have grandchildren or will do soon,” Charles said. “It does seem to me insanity if we are going to bequeath this completely polluted, damaged and destroyed world to them. All grandchildren deserve a better future."
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