The decision of him and his wife, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, exiting the royal life was not an easy one, Prince Harry stated
London: Prince Harry broke his silence, on Sunday, on the announcement of Megxit, the exit of him and his wife, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, from royal life.
As per a report by CNN, Prince Harry, while speaking at a charity event in London stated that the decision to step back from the Royal life was not an easy one and that there was “really no other option left”.
"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," her stated.
During his remarks, he also maintained that he loved the UK and considers it his home.
Statement From Buckingham Palace. 🥿🥿 pic.twitter.com/CTgqEaWhR2— MadMeg 👠👠 (@isnt_gone) January 18, 2020
The report by CNN also stated Prince Harry mentioning that it wasn’t possible to continue to serve the Queen, the commonwealth, and his military associations without public funding as he hopes to do.
The announcement by Buckingham Palace a day earlier stated that the couple will step back from royal duties and will drop the use of the title royal highness. Buckingham Palace also added in its announcement that both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would not receive public funds to carry out royal duties.
The couple had stated earlier that their aim is to become financially independent and therefore would step back as senior members of the royal family.
Harry was quoted saying that he has accepted this, knowing that it doesn't change him or his commitment, but hoped that it helped others understand what it had come to, to step back from his family and all he has ever known, in order to take a step forward to a hopefully more peaceful life."
He asserted that it was a great honour to serve his country and the Queen.
"I will always have the utmost respect for my grandmother, my commander in chief, and I am incredibly grateful to her and the rest of my family for the support they have shown Meghan and I over the last few months," said Harry.
(With ANI inputs)
Last Updated 10:00 AM IST