LONDON ( REPORTBEAT ) – “I did what any husband and a father should have done when I moved out of the UK,” said Prince Harry.
Prince Harry says he and wife Duchess Meghan stepped back from royal life because of the “toxic” British media.
During an appearance on James Corden’s “The Late Late Show,” the Duke of Sussex, 36, opened up about his decision to step away.
“It was never walking away,” he said. “It was stepping back rather than stepping down.”
Earlier this month, Buckingham Palace confirmed the royal couple would not returning to the United Kingdom to resume their senior royal roles after a year-end review of their departure agreement.
“It was a really difficult environment, as I think a lot of people saw. We all know what the British press can be like. And it was destroying my mental health,” Harry told Corden. “I was like, ‘This is toxic.’ So I did what any husband and father would do… I need to get my family out of here.”
He continued, “But we never walked away – and as far as I’m concerned, whatever decisions are made on that side – I will never walk away. I will always be contributing – my life is public service, so wherever I am in the world it is going to be the same thing.”