After his Newsweek magazine interview last week where Prince Harry noted how he doesn’t think anyone in his family wants to take over for Queen Elizabeth, he has now revealed that he “wanted out”.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, the prince spoke of how his time during in the Army was a great “escape” and considered giving up his title.
Spending ten years in the Army, serving twice in Afghanistan, Prince Harry ultimately had to leave early when his location was slipped by the media.
“I felt very resentful. Being in the Army was the best escape I’ve ever had. I felt as though I was really achieving something.
“I have a deep understanding of all sorts of people from different backgrounds and felt I was part of a team.
“I wasn’t a prince, I was just Harry.”
The fifth-in-line to the throne considered giving up his position (then third-in-line), but came to the decision to “work out a role for myself.”
He also added how members of the Royal Family “don’t want to be just a bunch of celebrities but instead use our role for good”.
Part of finding that role has been his work with the Invictus Games, veteran welfare and mental health.
“We are incredibly passionate with our charities and they have been chosen because they are on the path shown to me by our mother.
“I love charity stuff and meeting people.”
Prince Harry has started the Royal Foundation together with his brother Prince William in 2009, which is the primary umbrella which their causes operate under. When Catherine married into the family in 2011, she became a Patron of the Royal Foundation and is now just as active as Princes Harry and William.
The three main focuses of the foundation are the Armed Forces, Young People and Conservation.