Prince Harry insists he and Meghan ‘never walked away’ from Royal family and he did ‘what any husband or father would do’

Prince Harry insists he and Meghan ‘never walked away’ from Royal family and he did ‘what any husband or father would do’

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Prince Harry has insisted he and wife Meghan Markle "stepped back" from Royal duties, rather than "stepped down," and said his life will always be dedicated to public service.

The dad-of-one, who was slammed by Judy Finnigan recently, appeared in conversation with James Corden on The Late Late Show, where he made many revelations.

As the pair sat on an open top bus, James quizzed Harry on his decision to leave the Royal family.

The 36 year old said: "It was never walking away. It was stepping back rather than stepping down. It was a really difficult environment, which I think a lot of people saw.

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"We all know what the British press can be like. And it was destroying my mental health. This is toxic.

"So I did what any father or husband would do and though, 'How do I get my family out of here?'. But we never walked away and as far as I'm concerned, whatever decisions are made on that side, I will never walk away.

"My life is public service so wherever I am in the world it's going to be the same thing," he explained.

Harry's interview comes as he and Meghan, 39, lost their patronages and permanently stepped down as working members of the Royal family.

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The couple stepped down as "senior" members of the Royal family in 2020, with a 12 month review being agreed.

The year came to an end and the pair told The Queen they wanted to step down for good.

A statement issued by the Royal family read: "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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"While we are all saddened by their decision, The Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family."

Harry and Meghan, who are expecting their second child, are all set for an explosive tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey on 7 March on CBS.

The host will grill Meghan with "a wide-ranging interview covering everything from stepping into life as a royal, marriage, motherhood (and) philanthropic work, to how she is handling life under intense public pressure".

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