Prince Harry has broken his silence on his break with the royal family, saying there was “no other option” for him and wife Meghan Markle.
Speaking at a dinner in central London held for his Sentebale charity supporting children with HIV in southern Africa, the Duke of Sussex said it brings him “great sadness that it has come to this. The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly.”
What I want to make clear is we’re not walking away, and we certainly aren’t walking away from you.”
Harry confirmed that the couple did not ultimately reach the settlement they were hoping for.
“Our hope was to continue serving the Queen, the commonwealth, and my military associations, but without public funding. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible,” he said. “I’ve accepted this, knowing that it doesn’t change who I am or how committed I am.”