Prince Harry has shared his thoughts, feelings, and reasoning behind the royal family’s exit.
What We Know:
- Just one week ago Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry shared the unexpected news of their decision to walk away from their royal duties, which seems to have caused quite an uproar. The couple expressed that it was important for them “to work to become financially independent”. However, Prince Harry also expressed that he would continuously support his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. Although many people believe Meghan Markle is the reason behind their exit, Prince Harry has denounced those rumors by clarifying that this decision was his own.
- “The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly,” Harry said is his statement. He continued on by stating, “There were no other options.” Prince Harry also denounced the idea that he is walking away forever. He wants to share his time between the United Kingdom and North America and feels as though the United Kingdom will always be his home.
- “Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the Commonwealth, and my military associations, but without public funding. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible,” Prince Harry stated. Although, Prince Harry seemed emotional during his speech he also included a bit of humor to keep the crowd at ease.
- Prince Harry didn’t forget to mention that the media’s scrutiny has taken quite a toll on his family and their personal life. He referred to them as a “powerful force”. Prince Harry expressed that he is very grateful for the life he was born into and how it was an honor to have served his country as long as he did.
- He ended is the speech by thanking the public for all of their support, calling it a “privilege” to have received the support of others. The comments on Sussexroyal’s Instagram page, where Prince Harry’s speech was shared, show that people have mixed feelings about this entire ordeal. Many support Prince Harry while others believe he’s making a mistake.
We’re wishing the Royal Family much happiness and success as they depart from their royal duties. It is very much their choice to follow the path they see fit.