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Prince Harry Reveals If He Ever Wanted to Leave Royal Family Even Before Marrying Meghan Markle

Prince Harry Reveals If He Ever Wanted to Leave Royal Family Even Before Marrying Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle famously exited their roles as senior members of the royal British family over a year ago and now, he’s reflecting on that decision.

The 36-year-old sat down with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman on their “Armchair Expert” podcast.

Click inside for what Prince Harry revealed…

Prince Harry was asked if he had ever wanted to step away from the royal family prior to meeting his wife.

“Obviously in my early 20’s, I was a case of, I don’t want to do this job, I don’t want to be here, I don’t want to be doing this, look what it did to my mom. How am I ever going to settle down and have a wife and family when I know it’s going to happen again,” Prince Harry said. “I’ve seen behind the curtain, I’ve seen the business model, I know how this operation runs and how it works. I don’t want to be part of this,” he continued. “For me, prior to meeting Meghan, it was very much a case of, certainly connected to the media, that anger and frustration of ‘this is so unjust.’ By the way, not just about me, but about all this stuff that I was seeing.”

“The biggest issue for me was that being born into it you inherit the risk, you inherit the risk that comes with it — you inherit every element of it without choice and because of the way that the UK media are, they feel an ownership over you,” he added.

Previously, the Duchess explained that during her time with the royals, she no longer wanted to be alive.

“When I started doing therapy, suddenly there was like this bubble that burst, I plucked my head out of the sand and gave a good shake off and I was like, ‘Okay, you’re in the position of privilege, stop complaining or stop thinking that you want something different and make this different because you cannot get out,” he explained. “How are you going to do this differently? How are you going to make your mom proud? How are you going to use this platform to really affect change and give people the confidence to affect their own lives?’”

“Helplessness, that’s my biggest, sort of, Achilles heel. The three major times I felt the most helplessness is one, when I was a kid with my mom in the back of the car being chased by paparazzi, two, was in Afghanistan in an apache helicopter and then the third one was with my wife,” Prince Harry continued. “Those are the moments in my life where feeling helpless hurts, it really hurts and that’s when you’re like, s*it, I got the privilege, I got the platform and even I can’t fix this. I can’t change this and when you get in your head about it, that’s when it start taking a toll.”

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