With the first Harry and Meghan ‘tell-all’ interview with Oprah Winfrey expected to air on CBS on 7 March, the Duke of Sussex took a wild bus ride with TV host and mate James Corden around his new home town LA to talk on camera about Megxit and other things.
Prince Harry said that his and his wife Meghan’s departure from Buckingham Palace was more a case of “stepping back rather than stepping down”, as he spoke to host of The Late Late Show, James Corden, adding that it “was never walking away” from the Royal Family.
The Queen’s grandson also complained about the “toxic” environment in the UK fuelled by the British press, revealing that this was “destroying” his mental health.
Buckingham Palace confirmed last week that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have indicated that they have no intention of returning to public duties, adding that their decision has “saddened” everyone in the Royal Family. The two have now been stripped of all their royal patronages, such as Prince Harry’s presidency of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust, and his role of patron at the Rugby Football Union, the Rugby Football League and the London Marathon Charitable Trust, as well as all military roles.
The prince admitted to Corden that he was not particularly sure what lies ahead after the lockdown finally ends in the US, but noted: “My life is always going to be about public service and Meghan signed up to that.”