Princes William & Harry's Animal Instincts
It’s puppy love! Harry goes nose-to-nose with a super-cute pooch during a visit to a children’s education center in Semonkong, Lesotho, on June 16. The 25-year-old has a natural fondness for dogs: His grandmother and great-grandmother both raised Corgis.
HITS THE SPOT
Who needs to earn stripes, when you can earn spots instead? William and Harry take a chance on a cheetah, petting the fierce creature during their Mokolodi Nature Reserve visit.
TAKE A LEAP
What would Kate say? William cozies up to a slightly confused sheep during a visit to the Duchy Home Farm in Gloucestershire, England.
Dinnertime! William gets down and dirty with some pigs on May 29, 2004, while working on the Duchy Home Farm.
Why the face? During a trip to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo on Sept. 23, 2003, Harry gets his hands on Spinke, a friendly echidna.
TOUCH AND GO
Working as a cowboy at a cattle ranch in Tooloombilla, Australia, Harry spends some time with a majestic horse named Guardsman. The Prince has a good relationship with horses, given his extensive polo career.
Who’s more excited: The dogs, or the Prince? Harry takes a few minutes to unwind in the halls of Eton College, his alma mater, with housemaster Andrew Gailey’s pups Rosie and Jenny on May 12, 2003.
MAN'S BEST FRIEND
When you’re in line to be the next King of England – talk about stress! – sometimes you just want a moment along with your dog. A younger William takes just that while at the Balmoral Castle Estate in England.
The Princes’ love affair with horses started at a young age, and continues today. In fact, the brothers were devastated when their polo pony Drizzle passed away early last month.
Was it love at first ride? A young Harry saddles up on his pony Smokey while with family in the western town of Tetbury, England.
Ahh, sibling rivalry. William and Harry fight for the affection of one very lucky pup in a photo from August of 1987, taken on the Majorca island of Spain.