Prince Harry (35) speaks clearly and visibly moved. In order to choose the right words, he prescribes them on paper. His first public statement since Megxit takes four minutes and seven seconds. Harry publishes the speech as a video on his and Meghan’s official Instagram account “sussexroyal”.
Harry commented on Megxit at a charity event for people with HIV on Sunday in London. He has been silent about it long enough – and begins by saying: «I can only imagine what you have heard in the past few weeks. I want you to hear the truth from me, not as a prince, not as a duke, but as the son Harry, whom many of you have seen growing up over the past 35 years. »
Great Britain is his home and favorite place, and nothing will change in the future. And he had observed “how you received Meghan with open arms. When you saw that I found my love and happiness that I had hoped for all my life. »
Meghan (38) and he were “enthusiastic and hopeful”. And then the key phrase – Prince Harry: “For this reason it makes me very sad that it had to go this far.”
Harry was looking for more freedom
Harry does not charge, but regrets and regrets: «The decision I made for my wife and me to resign is not one that I made lightly. It was so many months full of talks and so many years full of challenges. »
He knew that he had not always done it right, but as for this resignation: «There was no other way. Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the Commonwealth and the military, but without public funding. Unfortunately, that was not possible. »
He accepted this knowing that it didn’t change who he was or how he got involved. But he hopes that this will “help to understand how it came about”. He also hoped to take a step forward “in a hopefully more peaceful life”. “I was born into this life and it is a great honor to serve the country and the queen.”
Swipe against media
When he lost his mother 23 years ago, the Queen (93) took him under her wing and took care of him for so long. Yes, and for the first time there is a blame and Harry sees himself as a victim: “The media are a powerful force.” His hope is that “one day our collective support can be more powerful because it is about so much more than just us ».
Harry wants to continue to live a life of service for the country and the Queen, so nothing changes in this regard. He would “continue to be the same man who loves his country and devoted his life to supporting issues that are so important to me, charities and military communities”.
And he also thanks the people: «Together you gave me an education about life. And this role told me more about what is right and just than I could ever have imagined. ”Now Meghan and he would make a leap of faith, a leap in faith. Harry closes with the words: “Thank you for giving me the courage to take this next step.” (Kes)