Prince Harry of Great Britain said it caused him great sadness that he had to abandon his royal duties after agreeing with Queen Elizabeth that he and his wife Meghan would leave their official duties to seek an independent future.
Buckingham Palace and the queen announced on Saturday that Harry and Meghan would no longer use their “royal highness” titles or receive public funds as part of an agreement to end a crisis the couple caused by announcing they wanted to reduce their duties and spend more. North America weather.
In a speech to the Sentebale charity, Harry clearly annoyed said that the end result was not what he had wanted.
“Our hope was to continue serving the queen, the Commonwealth and my military associations without public funds. Unfortunately, that was not possible,” said the prince, the sixth in the line of the throne.
“I have accepted this knowing that it does not change who I am or how committed I am. But I hope that helps you to understand what has been achieved, that I would move away from everything I have known to take a step forward in what I hope can be a more peaceful life. “
Under the agreement, Harry will remain a prince and the couple will keep their titles as Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they begin a new division of life between North America and Britain, but will not participate in any future ceremonial events or royal tours.
“I want you to hear the truth from me, as much as I can share, not as a Prince or a Duke, but as Harry, the same person that many of you have seen grow in the last 35 years, but with a clear perspective,” he said. Harry
“The United Kingdom is my home and a place I love. That will never change.”
He added: “I am very sad that I have come to this.”