Harry and Meghan on a visit to Johannesburg, South Africa, in October 2019. Photo: AFP.

Harry did not want to end his royal role


Harry said he was sad to finish his royal duties to start a new independent life.

“Our hope is to continue to serve the Queen, the Commonwealth and military organizations without aid from the community. However, sadly, it is impossible,” said Harry. before Sentebale charity in London yesterday.

Earlier, Buckingham Palace announced that Harry and Meghan would no longer carry titles or participate in the activities of the British royal family and will not represent Queen Elizabeth II when attending events.

Harry said the decision will not change who he is and he accepts it so he can move towards “a more peaceful life”. Although no longer titled “The Prince and the Princess”, Harry and Meghan were Duke and Duchess of Sussex when starting a new life in England and North America.

“I want you to hear the truth from me, things that cannot be shared as Prince or Duke, but a Harry who has been followed by so many people over the past 35 years, but with a clear approach angle. more clearly, “said Harry. “The UK is always my home and my love. It will never change.”

Harry and Meghan on a visit to Johannesburg, South Africa, in October 2019. Image: AFP.

Harry and his wife on January 8 announced that they would retire from high-ranking roles in the royal family to build a more independent life and share travel time between Britain and North America. Queen Elizabeth II approved this after a family meeting in Sandringham on January 13.

The shocking decision sparked rumors that Harry and Meghan felt “isolated” by Prince William’s “superior attitude”, the Duke of Cambridge. Many British newspapers say that the two brothers became distant because William “disliked” his sister-in-law Meghan. However, two people released a joint statement denying this information.

Harry, 35, married Meghan in May 2018 and welcomed his first son Archie in May last year. The couple once talked about the difficulties of royal life and media scrutiny. Harry said he feared Meghan would be the victim of “forces” that led to the death of her mother, Princess Diana.

Ngoc Anh (Follow Reuters)

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