Royal Family news: Prince Harry refuses to accept royal exit – ‘I will never walk away’ | Royal | News (Reports)

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Prince Harry drinks tea on a bus with James Corden

Prince Harry laid bare his feelings for Megxit almost one year after he officially relinquished his role as full-time working royal, in an episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden. The Duke of Sussex explained he never wanted to walk away from the Royal Family and said “it was stepping back rather than stepping down”.

Speaking to TV host and friend of the Sussexes Mr Corden, Harry said: “As far as I am concerned, whatever decisions are made on that side, I will never walk away, I will always be contributing.

“My life is public service so wherever I am in the world it’s going to be the same thing.”

The Duke said the decision to move abroad with his wife Meghan Markle and son Archie came due to the pressure of constantly being under the spotlight.

He said the media fascination in his family had created a “difficult environment” and was damaging his mental health.

He said he needed to get “my family out of here”, before adding: “But we never walked away”.

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Royal Family news: Prince Harry spoke about Megxit with James Corden (Image: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN)

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Royal Family news: Prince Harry said his life is always going to be about public service (Image: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN)

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Royal Family news: Harry opened up on the reason why he decided to step back as working royal (Image: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN)

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Prince Harry’s words on public service to Mr Corden were filmed before last Friday’s Megxit bombshell.

However, they matched the statement issued by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the wake of the Queen’s announcement on their royal and military patronages.

After the monarch revealed she had asked Meghan and Harry to relinquish their links to associations with a royal link, a spokesman for the Sussexes said: “As evidenced by their work over the past year, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the UK and around the world, and have offered their continued support to the organisations they have represented regardless of official role.

“We can all live a life of service. Service is universal.”

Prince Harry and Meghan officially stepped down as senior royals at the end of March last year, a few days after they landed in California to start their new lives.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have since appeared in a few summits held remotely to speak about causes close to their heart and have remained in touch with their patronages and organisations they support.

They also stepped out of their home to carry out charity work.

But, before appearing on the Late Late Show, they had yet to make a TV appearance to speak about their personal lives.

This episode of Mr Corden show was filmed earlier this month, when the Duke and the TV host were spotted on the open-air double-decker with a camera crew.

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Next month, Prince Harry and Meghan are to speak more about their private life and hopes for the future as they appear in a 90-minute Primetime Special on CBS with Oprah Winfrey. 

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Royal Family news: Prince Harry and Meghan now live in California (Image: EXPRESS)

10.10am update: Archie Harrison’s first word! Prince Harry gives adorable update on son’s progress

Prince Harry revealed his son Archie Harrison’s first word in a new TV interview with chat show host and comedian James Corden.

Speaking on an open-top double-decker bus tour in LA, the Duke told Mr Corden: “My son is now over a year and a half, he is hysterical, he’s got the most amazing personality, he’s already putting two, three words together, he’s already singing songs.

“His first word was ‘crocodile’, three syllables.”

He also revealed the Queen had bought Archie a waffle maker for Christmas, saying: “Interestingly, my grandmother asked us what Archie wanted for Christmas and Meg said a waffle maker, she sent us a waffle maker for Archie so breakfast now, Meg makes up a beautiful organic mix, in the waffle maker, flip it, out it comes, he loves it.

“Archie literally wakes up in the morning and says ‘waffle’.”

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Royal Family news: Prince Harry opened up on his blossoming romance with Meghan Markle with Corden (Image: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN)

8.50am update: Prince Harry lifts lid on Meghan Markle whirlwind romance – ‘We went from 0 to 60’

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle went from “went from zero to 60” in the early days of their romance, the Duke has admitted.

The Duke of Sussex opened up about the start of their relationship as he joined James Corden on The Late Late Show.

Harry insisted dating as a member of the Royal Family is “flipped upside down”.

The Duke told Cordon early dates are at home and only when they are a couple do they go out in public.

Harry said: “We got to spend an enormous amount of time just the two of us.

“There were no distractions, and that was great, it was an amazing thing.

“We went from zero to 60 in the first two months.”

8.06am update: Prince Harry speaks about what his life after Megxit will be like

Prince Harry was asked by James Corden during his Late Late Show what he expects life to be like now that he has relocated to California and what he is excited for it to be after Megxit once lockdown is over.

He answered: “I have no idea, a slightly different version but a continuation of what we were doing back in the UK anyway.

“My life is always going to be about public service.

“Meghan signed up to that, and the two of us enjoy doing that – trying to bring some compassion, trying to make people happy and trying to change the world in any small way we can.”

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