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Prince Harry Says He Wanted To 'Quit' Being A Royal

Prince Harry Says He Wanted To 'Quit' Being A Royal

He wanted an 'ordinary life'.

Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

As hard as it is for us to imagine what it'd be like to be a royal, it's equally hard for someone with blue blood to imagine a "normal" life.

Most recently, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are the two who have been born into royalty, both having a very different upbringing to what most of us had.

I'm not going to pretend I know what the pair of them do, but I reckon they've never argued about Pokémon cards in a school playground.

Of course, you can't blame any of them for not having anything in common with us, but sometimes you do wonder whether or not they might want to experience how the other half live.

Prince Harry has revealed that he wanted to do just that, telling the Mail on Sunday that he thought about "quitting" being a royal so he could lead a "normal" life.

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Fortunately however the Queen convinced him not to trade in the palace for a terrace house, turning him onto charity work.

"There was a time I felt I wanted out," he said. "But then I decided to stay in [The Firm] and work out a role for myself."

He admits he "kicked his heels" a bit, but his grandmother led him on the right path, which led, among many things, to him being in charge of a mental health campaign with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

"We are incredibly passionate with our charities and they have been chosen because they are on the path shown to me by our mother. I love charity stuff and meeting people," he added.

He did feel though that during his time in the army he felt more "ordinary" as he was surrounded by different people, but felt a sense of achievement as they all worked together.

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"Being in the army was the best escape I've ever had. I have a deep understanding for all sorts of people from different backgrounds and felt like I was part of a team," he said. "I also wasn't a prince. I was just Harry."

Now though he is more than happy to help his brother, William, make sure the the monarchy lasts as long as possible, even if that means modernising it.

"There will be changes and pressure to get them right," he said. "Things are moving so fast, especially because of social media, so we are involved in modernising the Monarchy."

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Topics: Prince Harry