Prince Harry never wanted to be a superman, ninja or power ranger.
For a young prince who craved normality, he always favoured a more practical kind of heroism - as these pictures taken of Harry as a child show.
Harry in preparation for his future career
The prince, who has given an in-depth interview about his time serving as an Apache helicopter pilot at Camp Bastion, dressed up as a soldier from a young age.
The two pictures show how Harry's running style hasn't changed
The adorable pictures of Harry as a youngster show him in an oversized helmet and clad in dark green.
Another shows him in a strikingly similar pose as pictures taken just weeks ago in Camp Bastion, running towards a light tank.
The pictures were taken during a visit to the barracks of the Light Dragoons in Hanover, Germany, in 1993, when the prince was just eight years old.
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