Prince Harry Says He & Meghan Markle Backed Away From Royal Life Because ‘Toxic’ British Press Was ‘Destroying My Mental Health’
More than one year after he and his wife Meghan Markle exited their duties from the royal family, Prince Harry is explaining why they made the shocking decision.
While on “The Late Late Show” with James Corden recently, he explained that the press in the U.K. inspired the decision.
“”It was never walking away, it was stepping back rather than stepping down…We all know what the British press can be like, and it was destroying my mental health. I was like, this is toxic. So I did what any husband and what any father would do.”
“had a reasonable expectation that the contents of the letter would remain private. The Mail articles interfered with that reasonable expectation.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry relocated to Los Angeles shortly after the royal exit. Earlier this month, they confirmed they wouldn’t be returning to their duties.
Buckingham Palace said in a statement released Friday, Feb. 19th,
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed to Her Majesty The Queen that they will not be returning as working members of The Royal Family.”
The statement continued and said that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be stripped of their honorary military appointments and royal patronages.
“Following conversations with The Duke, The Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of The Royal Family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service. The honorary military appointments and Royal patronages held by The Duke and Duchess will therefore be returned to Her Majesty, before being redistributed among working members of The Royal Family.”
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