Prince Harry, his wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie moved to the United States about a year ago. And since then, the (ex-) royals have not spoken to the press anymore. Until now. Because Prince Harry has taken a ride through the streets of Los Angeles with none other than James Corden.
For his first interview since the hotly debated ‘Megxit’, Prince Harry has opted for a link with his homeland. None other than James Corden (known from, among others Carpool Karaoke) was given the honor of speaking to the (ex-) royal during a ride on a red double-decker bus through the streets of Los Angeles, where the family now lives.
“Mental health destroyed”
Harry and Meghan say they have not turned their backs on the British royal family. “It was more like taking a step back than really walking away,” he explains. “We all know what the British press can be like. It completely destroyed my mental health, it was toxic. ”
“I’ve done what any father or husband would do: I’ve got my family out of that toxic environment. But we never walked away. I will never walk away either. I will always keep doing my part. Wherever I am in the world, it will always be the same. ”
“Waffles every day”
That Harry has not completely left his family behind, he makes it clear by saying that he still has frequent contact with his grandparents (Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip). “My grandmother asked what Archie wanted for Christmas, and I said, a waffle iron. So now we eat waffles every day. ”
Harry talked to James Corden about it too The Crown, the (fictional) Netflix series about the life of the British royal family. He emphasizes that the series does reflect what it feels like to be a royal. “They don’t pretend to deliver news. It’s fiction. But it is loosely based on the truth. ”
“It’s not entirely accurate, but it does give a vague idea of what our lifestyle is like royal, how we are under pressure to put our duty above everything (even family) and what the consequences are. I have a lot less problems with The Crown than with the stories the press writes about me and my family every day. ”