Prince Harry Opens Up About Leaving The Royal Family

Jan 20, 2020


Prince Harry says it was with “great sadness” he decided to step away from his role in the royal family but that he and wife Meghan had “no other option”.

Harry said in a speech at an event for his Sentebale charity:

"It brings me great sadness that it has come to this. The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly.

"It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges.

"And I know I haven't always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option.

"What I want to make clear is we're not walking away, and we certainly aren't walking away from you.

"Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the commonwealth, and my military associations, but without public funding. Unfortunately, that wasn't possible.

"I've accepted this, knowing that it doesn't change who I am or how committed I am."