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Prince Harry: ‘I considered quitting Royal Family – but stayed because of the Queen’

Prince Harry has revealed how he “wanted out” of the Royal Family in favour of a more “ordinary life” in an extraordinary interview.

Prince Harry, pictured speaking in May 2016, is guilty of no more than thoughtfulness and honesty – about an emotional past that binds the younger Royals together
Prince Harry, pictured speaking in May 2016, is guilty of no more than thoughtfulness and honesty – about an emotional past that binds the younger Royals together

The 32-year-old claimed that he “didn’t want to grow up” after leaving the Army and revealed his struggles to find a meaningful role for himself in the Royal Family.

After leaving the armed forces, the Royal admitted he “spent many years kicking [his] heels” but, according to the Mail on Sunday who conducted the interview, he was motivated to carry out his royal duties by his loyalty to the Queen.

Harry revealed his devastation at being withdrawn from a tour in Afghanistan’s Helmand province after just 10 weeks when his position was leaked by a magazine, leading to concerns over the Prince’s safety.

Harry, fifth in line to the throne, also explained that he spent spent years not wanting to grow up during his time in the Army
Harry, fifth in line to the throne, also explained that he spent spent years not wanting to grow up during his time in the Army

He said: “I felt very resentful. Being in the Army was the best escape I’ve ever had. I felt as though I was really achieving something.

“I have a deep understanding of all sorts of people from different backgrounds and felt I was part of a team.

“[In the Army] I wasn’t a Prince, I was just Harry.”

After struggling to come to terms with his status and considering abandoning his position in the Royal Family, the Prince claimed he eventually “decided to stay in and work out a role for myself”.

In recent years, the Prince has worked tirelessly to promote a range of charities to support injured servicemen and women and tackle mental health issues, among other worthy causes.

He said that he and his brother Prince William were “incredibly passionate with our charities and they have been chosen because they are on the path shown to me by our mother”.

Last week, Harry caused a stir when he suggested to Newsweek magazine that no one in the Royal Family wants the throne.

The news comes as it emerged Harry wanted to quit being a royal but stayed for the Queen
The news comes as it emerged Harry wanted to quit being a royal but stayed for the Queen

“We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people,” he said.

“Is there any one of the Royal Family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time.”

Harry also spoke about walking behind his mother’s coffin as a 12-year-old and said no child “should be asked to do that under any circumstances”.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 31: Prince Charles And Princess Diana Photographed At Home In Kensington Palace. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JANUARY 31: Prince Charles And Princess Diana Photographed At Home In Kensington Palace. (Photo by Tim Graham/Getty Images)

He said: “My mother had just died, and I had to walk a long way behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on television.

“I don’t think any child should be asked to do that, under any circumstances. I don’t think it would happen today.”

Prince William, pictured left, and Prince Harry are seen bowing their heads as their mother's coffin is taken out of Westminster Abbey following her funeral service in September 1997
Prince William, pictured left, and Prince Harry are seen bowing their heads as their mother’s coffin is taken out of Westminster Abbey following her funeral service in September 1997

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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