No one in the Royal Family wants to be king or queen, Prince Harry admits

Published 25.06.2017 22:47
Updated 25.06.2017 22:48
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Britain's Prince Harry said on Sunday that no one in-line is actually looking forward to taking over the throne from Queen Elizabeth II.

The prince, 32, caused a stir earlier this week when he said that he didn't think any member of the royal family wanted to become monarch, and revealed doubts about his own role in the family in his latest interview to the Mail.

"Is there any one of the Royal Family who wants to be king or queen? I don't think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time."

"We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people," he said.

The prince also told the Mail that he once "wanted out" of the Royal Family, but instead decided to "stay in and work out a role" for himself.

The fifth-in-line to the throne told the newspaper that being in the Army was "the best escape I've ever had", and that his experience of being "just Harry" led him to consider quitting his royal role.

"I felt I wanted out but then decided to stay in and work out a role for myself," he said.

Earlier this week, Harry spoke out about the heartbreaking images of him following his mother's coffin during her 1997 funeral, telling Newsweek that no "child should be asked to do that."

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