Prince Harry on Quitting Royal Family: ‘Look What It Did To My Mom’

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The Duke of Sussex revealed he wanted to leave royal life in his 20s when he thought about how it would impact his future family. 

“It’s the job right? Grin and bear it, get on with it,” Harry said of being trapped in his role. “When I was in my early 20s, I had a case of ‘I don’t want 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 going to settle down and have a wife and a family when I know that it’s going to happen again?”

The prince told “Armchair Expert” co-hosts Dax Sheppard and Monica Padman that couldn’t see a way out of the Royal Firm when he was young.  

“Because you can’t get out. 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 be able to give people that confidence to be able to change their own lives?” he said.

The Duke credits his wife Meghan Markle for helping him process his anger.  “I’ve never screamed, I’ve never shouted. For me the best way to let out aggression is boxing,” he remarked. “But for me, prior to meeting Meghan, it was very much a case, certainly connected to the media, that anger and frustration of, ‘this is so unjust.’”

“She saw it. She saw it straight away,” he said about his wife. “She could tell that I was hurting and that some of the stuff that was out of my control was making me really angry. It would make my blood boil.”

After Princess Diana’s tragic paparazzi-induced death in 1997, Harry still grapples with the hold the media has over his family.  

“The three major times that I felt helpless, one as a kid in the back of a car while my mom was being chased by paparazzi, two was in Afghanistan in an Apache helicopter and the third one was with my wife,” He recalled. “Those are the moments in my life where, yeah, feeling helpless hurts. It really hurts. And that’s when you think to yourself, ‘s—, I have the privilege, I have the platform, I have the influence and I even I can’t fix this. I can’t change this. And when you start getting in your head about it, that’s when it starts taking a toll.”

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Allen
Allen
1 year ago

This POS is such a wimp. I will bet the Royal Family says GOOD RIDDANCE.

Tom Moriarty
Tom Moriarty
1 year ago

What a spoiled jerk.

Redwolf
Redwolf
1 year ago

The Brits don’t want him and we don’t need or want him or his golddigging wife. Maybe they’ll move to some African country since they think that both America and Great Britain are so terribly racist

jjjjj
jjjjj
1 year ago
Reply to  Redwolf

Yep, they have no respect for Great Britain or America. So, go already to a country that might welcome you.

Starman535
Starman535
1 year ago

He needs to get a real job, to see if he can cut it in the civilian world. He and his wife are leftist idiots, but he’s semi famous, so he’ll probably be given a sinecure in Commifornia.

Banks
Banks
1 year ago

I’d be happy to trade places with ya. I’m just a normal regular white guy working in an office for 30k annual.
Let’s trade, but I don’t want your Gold-Digger complainy wife.

jjjjj
jjjjj
1 year ago
Reply to  Banks

Well said, Banks!

lionel s ducote
lionel s ducote
1 year ago

Perfect for Hollywood, They will support them now and give them a big Megaphone. Have you seen all the other “Crap” produced by them and now this. Get Woke, Go Broke!

Patty
1 year ago

HE CRIES ABOUT ALL THE THINGS HE DIDN’T LIKE AND WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS MOTHER!!!???? WELL I DID NOT ONCE HEAR HIM CRY ABOUT THE ENDLESS MONY THAT ALWAYS SEEM TO FLOW INTO HIS POCKETS……??? WHICH ALLOWED HIM TO DO WHATEVER HE WANTED AND GO WHEREVER HE WANTED?????? ALL THAT WAS OK!!!!!! WHEN HIS MOTHER DIED IN THAT TERRIBLE TRAGIC ACCIDENT….. SHE TOO ONLY WORRIED ABOUT THE PAPARAZZI…..NOT THE DRUNK CHAUFFEUR WHO WAS DRIVING LIKE A CRAZY PERSON AND PUTTING HER LIFE IN ULTIMATE DANGER????????? AS EXTREMELY SAD AS IT IS NO ONE CAN DECIDE WHO OR WHERE THEY ARE BORN!!!!!! JUST WHAT CHANCES YOU HAVE FOR WHAT YOU WANT????? PEOPLE MAKE CHOICES……THEY WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH ????????

Bob
Bob
1 year ago
Reply to  Patty

What is mony?

MartinChemnitz
MartinChemnitz
1 year ago
Reply to  Bob

Mutual of New York?

Jane Herman
Jane Herman
1 year ago

Poor baby – the horrors of being born into wealth and privilege. The dope went and married a woman just like his mother who wanted all the perks and not the duties.

dahlia
dahlia
1 year ago
Reply to  Jane Herman

Do not compare Markle to Princess Diana, she was beautiful, had class,
and did not shun her duties; certainly
was not a complainer! They are the
extreme opposites. As for Harry, I think he’s having trouble finding his
place in this world. A whole lot of ppl
have become old & still may not know
their purpose in this life, at least
Harry is still young and thinking about it.

MartinChemnitz
MartinChemnitz
1 year ago
Reply to  dahlia

I’m sorry, but Diana was a third-rate trollop.

Sonja Patton
Sonja Patton
1 year ago

He’s being very brave and thinking outside the box!!! You people should be ashamed of yourselves!!! The boy watched his mother be murdered!!! That’s exactly what it was!!! Murder!!! So young and your mother is taken out right before your very eyes!!! It’s all correct politics, royalty, even religion!!! I feel sorry for him!! I’ve no doubt he would make it just fine here in the common world in any field!!! He’s a smart young man!!! And his wife Megan is a pillar of strength and she’s smart as a whip too!!! I welcome them both with open arms!!! Spoiled maybe? Cowardly? Never!!! Setting out to make your own Mark on the world it’s a very scary thing do you remember when you first left your parents house to be your own person? Do you remember how frightening it was? He’s not acting out of spoiled rebellion!!! She’s acting out of the desires of his heart from a young boy who lost his mother!!! I’m very proud of him and I pray for them both every night!!!

kathi
kathi
1 year ago
Reply to  Sonja Patton

A lot of people lose their mother’s. However to turn your back on our own country and bad mouth it and bad mouth the country you have moved to is simply WRONG! They deserve all the backlash they are getting. Outside the box? You must be a real fan of the Hollywood set…losers, all of ’em.

Vieille
Vieille
1 year ago
Reply to  Sonja Patton

His mother was not murdered. She was an entitled narcissist who got into a car with a drunk driver, did not bother with trivia like the seat belt since she considered herself to be a master of manipulating reality, and clearly encouraged the recklessness of leading a chase (as her driver would have followed her and her lover’s orders) and ended up on a deadly collision course with a dangerous reality of her own making. Murdered? Hardly! She reveled in a lifestyle that led to her inevitable demise.

Mike Kirby
Mike Kirby
1 year ago
Reply to  Sonja Patton

Your opinion however misguided. Most sane folk can see what an immature and spoilt Prince Harold is. They deserve each other. They’re trying to bring down the Royal Family headed by his frail 95 year old widowed grandmother who’s still grieving. The most despicable thing is that they’re making all their ‘poor me’ accusations for cash and publicity. Meg’s an anti Trump Leftist and a convincing actress. Americans on the whole are canny folk, especially Trump patriots. Feelings are running high among aides to the Royal Family that Harold and Meg should be stripped of their titles. They’re a selfish immature pair with a nasty vengeful streak. Most daughters respect their father and Harold’s hell bent on disrespecting his father and his grandmother, the Queen.
Trump’s a breath of fresh air who greatly respects our Royal Family. He’s a well educated man with a Scottish pedigree., God bless him.

Kathy
Kathy
1 year ago
Reply to  Sonja Patton

I think you are outnumbered on feeling bad for him.

Anti communism
Anti communism
1 year ago

Didn’t mind the money and still doesn’t

kathi
kathi
1 year ago

Some people just don’t know when they have it so damn good! Sod off then! I hope they take your title from you too! Sod off out of America too!

blondie
blondie
1 year ago
Reply to  kathi

He really thinks Megan is his answer. He is really dumb, dumb & dumber. She’s only setting herself us to keep the money coming in, with more & more kids. She is the worst thing that could have ever happened to him. She got exactly what she planned & is milking the system dry. When she sees it’s all set up for her, she will walk out on him, because, too many people know her, far too well. She has been doing these things, her entire life. She is evil to the core & has zero integrity. Poor Harry. He has made his bed & now he will have to live with it. If Diana could actually see what he has done, she would die all over again, from a broken heart. Sly, sly & more sly is that rat, Megan…..

GSF
GSF
1 year ago

So sad too bad. I love in a trailer and struggle to keep myself fed. Spoiled brat

cynic in Calif.
cynic in Calif.
1 year ago

My impression when I first heard that he and Markel were flouting tradition and forsaking his family: she is a gold-digger and he is a pussy-whipped spoiled kid. It’s hard to feel sorry for them as they wallow in their grief in high-end Montecito, Calif. It’s clear that Markel has written his script for his life, and he’s learning now to play the part under her direction.

MartinChemnitz
MartinChemnitz
1 year ago

Hey Hairball, I’m in the golf course maintenance industry. If you would like to get away from the Royal’s lifestyle, I’ll put you to work raking and edging bunkers, leveling irrigation heads, doing sod projects, weeding landscape beds. All that for $14.00 an hour, whether it’s 100 degrees or below freezing. What a dbag!

Bella
Bella
1 year ago

He is nothing but a immature brat and his wife is nothing but a lousy actress. She’s actress she is playing her husband as a fool. NOBODY cares about you and your wife the fake princess

Kay
Kay
1 year ago
Reply to  Bella

I don’t feel sorry for them at all. He deserves every bit of heartache he has allowed that gold digging biotch to do to him and his family. She doesn’t love him and he will see how quickly she turns on him when she has all his fortune and he has nothing. No money, no rank, no title, no family

patricia zabala
patricia zabala
1 year ago

Why do the media keep making them relevant? We Americans have so much crap going on that is actually important but we have to keep seeing about poor little prince boy with hard life and his Opportunist wife. You can’t turn on tv or open paper without watching a boy who should man up and go to England and hash it out instead over here like a chicken s**t or shut the hell up. People say Don’t read or watch it. Well you don’t even have read or watch about them because the big headlines every damn day. Can’t get away from it. Whatever happened with them wanting a quiet life? I really really want them to have a QUIET life too. Just saying.

PatrioTEA
PatrioTEA
1 year ago

And yet you opened up the article, read it and then made a comment. I’m not a royalist, but it is history and interesting, if not infuriating.

Theresa
1 year ago

They don’t want to be in the limelight, then why do they both keep putting themselves out there? . They are not living normal lives. Did they really need a house that big? I’m sure like others are thinking Meghan had it in her mind to get Harry away from His family from the beginning. Maybe because they could never be number 1. All the media wants to hear from Harry is about the royal family. If I was William and his dad right now I would be super pissed. Harry you forgot your dad gave you and Meghan loads of $$$$$

Janice E. Prescott
Janice E. Prescott
1 year ago

Harry will wake up one day and find she’s not that good in bed, and that it’s too late. She has ruined his life, and he can’t ever get it back. She is a B$$$ch. Can’t even get along with her own family. Nasty person, and lousy actress.

PatrioTEA
PatrioTEA
1 year ago

Neither of them can get along with their family; they have that in common.

PatrioTEA
PatrioTEA
1 year ago

British snowflake who fled the family. I dislike the royalty, but God save the Queen. She has been one of the the best of them.

Nikola's Notion
Nikola's Notion
1 year ago

She was most definitely his mother, but Prince Charles was not his father.

Thomas Bodine
Thomas Bodine
1 year ago

Harry marries TRASH and becomes the same.

Erleebird
Erleebird
1 year ago

The “Hollowhead” elitists have brainwashed him.

Kathy
Kathy
1 year ago

It’s about time that Harry leaves his title and collects no more funds from Britain. Cut loose big boy! Could you live as luxurious as life without daddy’s money? You need to stop throwing your name around to be successful. If you and Megan started out unknown, you would not have been where you are now. Stop making scenes to attract attention and have reporters talk about you on the news. For someone who hates paparazzi, you always like to draw attention and look like the big carry Prince. Pull your head out your A** and try to be like normal people and see how it works out for you.

jjjjj
jjjjj
1 year ago

Well, since you got out, you should no longer get any support from the royal family. You obviously don’t have the fortitude to be a part of the royal family, and your son should have no claim either. Many believe you will regret this decision.

BIGJIM613
1 year ago

Knew he would go bonkers when he married the Hollywood sicko slut. He will be sorry as the American people will be for voting for China Joe and camel face.