"Everyone looks forward to settling down, but in the meantime it's work as usual so let's crack on," he told Britain's ITV

By Michelle Tauber
September 30, 2015 06:00 PM
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It’s a question Prince Harry is accustomed to hearing by now: Is he ready to settle down?

In May, he said "it will happen when it will happen", and he echoed that sentiment again on Wednesday as he spent the day on a 17-mile trek for Walking With The Wounded‘s Walk of Britain.

Asked if he were “anywhere near” settling down in a new interview with Britain’s ITV, he replied, “No. There are a lot of things to get done before settling down. Another seven miles to walk now, which I’m not looking forward to 8! Everyone looks forward to settling down, but in the meantime it’s work as usual so let’s crack on.”

The royal, 31, also spoke to PEOPLE during his walk, expressing his appreciation for the public support he had encountered during the walk.

“The support has been amazing,” he told PEOPLE. “People come out to give money, and then when they hear what it’s for they put another 20 in.”

The former Army captain told ITV that his ongoing commitment to veterans’ issues, which includes bringing his Invictus Games for wounded warriors to Orlando in May, will endure for decades to come.

“The main focus for the rest of my life is to make sure these guys get the best support possible,” he said. “I love spending time with these guys. I like to think I know roughly what they’re going through as well. It’s hard to say that, because everyone is unique, but the main focus, from my point of view, for the rest of my life anyway is to make sure they get the best support possible because I know, and more people are starting to see, how valuable they are within society. Whether it’s in this country, or the U.S.A., they are the best people on this planet to bring people together, to improve communities. I think it’s something people need to take notice of.”

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