Prince Harry explains: “Thank goodness I’m not completely cut off from reality. People would be amazed by the ordinary life William and I live. I do my own shopping. Sometimes, when I come away from the meat counter in my local supermarket, I worry someone will snap me with their phone. But I am determined to have a relatively normal life, and if I am lucky enough to have children, they can have one too. Even if I was king, I would do my own shopping. We are involved in modernising the British monarchy. We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people. Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so.”
Campaigners from Republic, which calls for an elected head of state and the abolition of the constitutional monarchy, responded to the prince’s comments. “If no royal really wants to be king, then I have some sympathy. But the honest truth is Harry can walk away whenever he likes,” said a spokesperson on June 22nd. “If they are reluctant royals then they should walk away – Britain will be fine without them.”
For the full interview with Prince Harry in Newsweek magazine, click here.