Prince Harry Says No One in Royal Family Wants Throne

Lawrence Kim
June 24, 2017

He said the royals were doing it "for the greater good of the people".

In the younger Prince's profile in Newsweek (the same piece in which Harry claimed that no royal actually wants to take the throne), you'll find further insight into his close relationship with Kate, who he has known since she first started dating William back in 2003. "I don't think so, but we carry out our duties at the right time".

During the interview, Harry also reflected on his mother's death and with grappling with the fallout as an adolescent.

While the world honors Princess Diana 20 years after her tragic passing, Harry still struggles with his mother's death, and the indelicate way in which her funeral was handled.

He said: "My mother had just died, and I had to walk a long way behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on television". "I don't think it would happen today".

Whether they are hosting a tea party to honor the children of military veterans (above) or cheering together at the Olympics, Prince Harry and Duchess Kate have formed a tight brother-sister bond as in-laws. "My search began when I was in my mid-20s", says Harry, who admits he partied too hard. But talking about Diana's funeral is much more hard for Harry, who was 12 at the time. At one point, pictures of him in Nazi garb circulated on the Internet.

Harry, along with his elder brother William and William's wife Kate, has become a prominent mental health campaigner, citing his own anguish and emotional struggles following the death of his mother in a Paris auto crash 20 years ago and disclosing how he sought counseling to help him cope. He said that he has tried to focus on serving a small number of charities, rather than the 600 the queen supports.

PRIVILEGED Harry has also skydived with the Red Devils parachute display team. And he has used his platform to speak out about his own mental health issues. "I didn't want to be in the position I was in, but I eventually pulled my head out of the sand, started listening to people and made a decision to use my role for good", Harry told Newsweek, before continuing to speak about the value his mother placed on leading an ordinary life.

Harry praised Diana for playing a huge part in showing him an ordinary life. I do my own shopping. He lives in an apartment near his brother William's family.

"Even if I was king, I would do my own shopping", he said. But it's a tricky balancing act.

"The monarchy is a force for good and we want to carry on the positive atmosphere the Queen has achieved for over 60 years, but we won't be trying to fill her boots. The British public and the whole world need institutions like [the British monarchy]".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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