As Britain's most eligible bachelor, Prince Harry is often asked whether he is ready to settle down. Earlier this year, the 31-year-old – rumoured to have rekindled his romance with Cressida Bonas – said "it will happen when it will happen", and he reiterated that sentiment again on Wednesday as he took part in a 17-mile trek for the Walking With The Wounded's Walk of Britain.
Asked by ITV News whether he was "any closer", Harry said with a shrug: "No, you know, at the end of the day, there's a lot of things to get down before settling down. I've got another seven miles to walk now, which I'm really not looking forward to… Eight? Great!" he added with a laugh.
Prince Harry: "There's a lot of things to get done before settling down"
"I think everyone looks forward to settling down, but in the meantime, it's work as usual. So crack on."
During his time in Shropshire, Harry also spoke about how the memory of his mother Princess Diana has inspired his hands-on approach to his charity efforts.
The Prince has previously taken part in Walking With The Wounded's treks to the North Pole in 2011 and the South Pole in 2013. He also works away from the spotlight with the Ministry of Defence's London Personnel Recovery Unit – which helps enable wounded servicemen and women return to duty or transition to civilian life - and regularly meets injured soldiers at Headley Court, a medical rehabilitation centre.
"It's equally important, if not more so, to do the stuff behind the scenes," he told the Mirror. "It's something that our mother did a lot of and that's the time you really get to learn, you get the experiences and you actually get the honest truth out of people."
Princess Diana regularly made secret visits to charities, including homeless shelters, to show her continued support.
Harry added: "The Personnel Recovery Unit – wow – the kind of conversations I have and the experiences I'm getting and all the knowledge from these guys – it's second to none.
"It's so crucial to be able to go down to Headley Court and strike up a relationship with these individuals that I can go back and forward to visit.
"If you want to learn the truth from people – like when I was in Africa for three months in the summer – sometimes you just have to go behind the scenes."