Prince Harry always 'wanted out' of Royal Family before leaving

PRINCE HARRY always wanted to leave the Royal Family before his departure earlier this year, he revealed in an unearthed interview.

PUBLISHED: 13:24, Wed, Oct 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 13:24, Wed, Oct 7, 2020

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not stepped foot on UK soil since March, their visit fleeting, where the pair arrived to mark the annual Commonwealth Day celebration at Westminster Abbey with the Queen. Despite renouncing their royal titles and jetting off to North America in January, the pair have remained well-placed in the public's eye. The focus has largely revolved around how the couple will finance their lifestyles.

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Royal commentator Penny Junor this week said the pair appear to have no plans to return to the UK and seem not to seem bothered by leaving the "Firm".

Writing in The Mirror, she said: "In the past few months, Harry and Meghan have burnt some significant bridges that may be beyond repair.

"Right now, that doesn't seem to bother them. And I can't see Meghan ever wanting a way back. What she discovered in her brief spell as a working member, is the Royal Family is no place for someone with political ambition.

"This centuries-old institution provides an unparalleled platform for charitable work – to change and improve people's lives – but it is not the springboard for changing the world – however burning and evident the need."

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Many have noted that it is no surprise that the couple are unlikely to ever return to their royal roles given Harry's clear longing, even before January, to shed his royal ties.

This was especially true of his 2017 interview with Angela Levin during which he revealed on several occasions how he "wanted out" of the Royal Family in the years preceding.

He said the time he spent in the Army, where he was "just Harry", was "the best escape I've ever had".

Although, he admitted to reevaluating his decision to leave, opting to stay on in order to "do good".

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He explained: "I spent many years kicking my heels and I didn’t want to grow up.

"I felt I wanted out but then decided to stay in and work out a role for myself," signalling his support

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