Prince Harry Breaks Silence After Megxit And Reveals "Great Sadness That It's Come To This"
The Duke of Sussex spoke at a dinner for one of his charities in London last night, addressing him and his wife's exit from the royal family for the first time. He revealed that there "really was no other option" for him and his family.
Prince Harry attended an event for his charity Sentebale on Sunday night at the Ivy Chelsea Club in London and made a speech in which he also referenced him and his wife Duchess Meghan's exit from the royal family for the first time.
His remarks came roughly 24 hours after Queen Elizabeth II's statement that decided Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's future.
It was revealed on Saturday night that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would no longer use their HRH titles and would live without public funding starting this Spring.
Prince Harry is hoping for "a more peaceful life"!
In his speech at the charity dinner, The Duke of Sussex expressed his regret about how things turned out. "The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back, is not one I made lightly," Prince Harry said.
"It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges. And I know I haven’t always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option."
"My work and commitment for this charity, that I founded 14 years ago now, will never falter," Sentebale Co-Founding Patron, The Duke of Sussex, told the audience at a special event held by Sentebale and hosted by The Caring Foundation. pic.twitter.com/FsCEFQCBvH— @Sentebale (@Sentebale) January 19, 2020
He also mentioned that he and his wife were initially hoping to serve the Queen and the commonwealth, but without public funding.
"Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible. I’ve accepted this, knowing that it doesn’t change who I am or how committed I am. But I hope that helps you understand what it had to come to, that I would step my family back from all I have ever known, to take a step forward into what I hope can be a more peaceful life."