PRINCE Harry has revealed that entering the army prevented him joining a notorious South Kensington street gang.
Harry, 30, has managed to turn his life around after spending his late teens and early twenties rolling with the feared ‘Whole Foods Boys’ who operated in the urban jungle around Cromwell Road.
The prince said: “I’m proof that there’s hope for anyone, whether they’re a future monarch, an Earl or even just the son of a multi-millionaire.
“I used to own the streets of SW7. Literally. I’d cruise around my turf, looking for bitches who had their own entry in Debretts Peerage.
“I’d leave Waitrose without putting my basket back on the stack and just walk into Whole Foods and eat a handful of grapes without paying for them. I was an animal.”
While Harry avoided being sucked into the destructive spiral so commonly associated with young men growing up in Kensington, others were not so fortunate.
Harry said: “It breaks my heart when I run into one of my boys and discover he’s now the Earl of Tavistock. I want to help him but I can’t because I have to go skiing.”