Prince Harry ‘wants return to role as head of Royal Marines’ despite royal exit

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An ex-Invictus Games soldier has reportedly claimed that Prince Harry has expressed a desire to return to his ceremonial role as the head of the Royal Marines despite stepping down as a senior royal.

Prince Harry has reportedly said he wants to keep his position as the ceremonial head of the Royal Marines.

A former Invictus Games soldier claims the Duke of Sussex told him he’d like to return.

Harry, 35, stepped down as a senior royal at the start of the year, and had to officially leave his military roles.

But the unnamed ex-soldier told DailyMirror : “We spoke about the Games, I was very respectful and did not ask him anything about his new life or anything.

“He simply said he misses his role with the Marines and would like one day to return to the appointment.”

Harry has reportedly been granted a “review” period, which may mean he could possibly return to military positions next year.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped down as senior royals at the start of the year (Image: SplashNews.com)

He is still “technically” Captain General of the Royal Marines, according to the Ministry of Defence.

The paper reports the chat took place shortly after lockdown.

Another source added: “Harry was a breath of fresh air, the lads could relate to him and he was a very popular figure who took a keen interest in his job.

“When he packed it in, it was a shock.”

Harry had been made Captain General of the Royal Marines in 2017, after first joining the Army in 2005.

Prince Harry joined the Army in 2005 (Image: AFP/Getty Images)

Harry and wife Meghan Markle dramatically stepped down as senior royals at the start of the year.

They moved to Los Angeles via Canada with baby Archie, where it is understood the Duchess of Sussex will continue to pursue her acting ambitions.

However so far they have been forced inside due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Buckingham Palace and the Ministry of Defence declined to comment on the ex-soldier’s claim.

Source: DAILYSTAR CO UK