LONDON (AP) – Prince Harry sometimes doubted his ability to become a pilot, thinking he was not cut out for the job, he said in an interview released to Britain’s Press Association news agency.

The 24-year old prince is training to be a pilot with the Army Air Corps. But he said he found some of the courses tough.

“There’s times when I thought, you know, I’m really not cut out for this, mentally. I hope I’ve got the physical skills to fly a helicopter,” he said. “But mentally, there are the exams and everything. I mean, I can’t do maths, I gave that up when I left school, as anyone does at that age. But I’ve been throwing myself back in the deep end.”

Harry gave the interview in New York at the end of his first official visit to the United States where he played in a charity polo game and paid a visit to the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.

He said the trip to New York was a nice break from training.

Harry, the son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, is third in line to the British throne, after his father and his older brother, William.

AP-ES-05-31-09 1900EDT


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