05/20/2015 03:37 EDT | Updated 05/20/2015 03:59 EDT

Prince Harry Has Some Advice For His Niece And Nephew

Prince Harry's latest tours seemed to help him shed his "party prince" persona once and for all. But if you ask the man himself, he'll tell you it's the army that has put him on the right path.

"Without a doubt, it does keep you out of trouble," the prince told BBC News, adding he would "definitely encourage George, and Charlotte if she wants to, to have some sort of involvement in the Armed Forces."

The prince says he believes his brother, Prince William and William's wife Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, would likely support his intentions for his niece and nephew when the time is right, the Daily Mail reports.

But the passionate prince didn't stop there in discussing how good the army has been for him. Harry even went so far as to suggest the revival of compulsory national service which, CNN reports, was abolished in Britain in 1960.

It's a bittersweet time for the prince, who officially ends his 10-year run with the British Armed Forces in June. While Harry has yet to confirm his next steps career-wise, he told Sky News that he is eager to earn a wage and "work with normal people."

Harry, who returned to the U.K. on May 17th, told BBC Breakfast he had not yet met his new niece, adding "time will tell when I have a chance." That moment is likely to happen very soon, as the prince is preparing to leave once again — this time to spend the summer in Africa.

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