Britain’s Prince Harry, 36, said that he abandoned his royal duties because of the “harmful” British press that destroyed his mental health, adding that he had not withdrawn from public service.
Buckingham Palace announced last week that Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth, and his American wife Megan have permanently separated from the royal family and will not return as two working members of the family, and the Queen withdrew from them the organizations that were under their auspices and their royal titles.
Harry and Meghan, 39, shocked the royal family in January 2020 when they announced their intention to abandon their royal duties and pursue a new life in the United States.
“I never withdrew,” Harry said in an interview with James Corden, host of the “Late Late Show” in the United States. “He was stepping down, not withdrawing. There was a very difficult environment as many people witnessed, I think.”
“We all know what the British press is like,” he added. “This was destroying my mental health. It seemed harmful.” So I did what any husband and father would do. I wanted to get my family out of here. ”
Before moving to California, the couple complained about the British tabloids’ treatment of Megan, who has a white father and a black mother, and said that some of them amounted to bullying or racism.
Critics of the couple, who announced this month that they are expecting their second child, said they are pursuing fame their own way. A detailed interview by the well-known American broadcaster Oprah Winfrey with Harry and Meghan is expected to be broadcast on the seventh of next March.
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