June 25, 2017 12:15 pm
Updated: June 25, 2017 12:22 pm

Prince Harry once ‘wanted out’ of royal family, considered giving up title

Prince Harry takes part in a round table discussion with HIV doctors at King's College Hospital in south London as part of his desire to learn more and raise public awareness in the fight against HIV and AIDS both internationally and in the UK.

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LONDON – Prince Harry says he once “wanted out” of the British royal family.

In an interview published in the Mail on Sunday, the prince said the time he spent in the army was “the best escape I’ve ever had” and that he once considered giving up his title.

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He said: “I felt I wanted out, but then decided to stay in and work out a role for myself.”

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Harry is fifth in line to the throne.

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The comments followed an interview published in Newsweek in which he said he doubted anyone in the royal family wanted to be king or queen.

He said his family “will carry out our duties at the right time” and that they’re “not doing this for ourselves, but for the greater good of the people.”

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