In a recent interview with Angela Levin in Newsweek magazine revealed that Prince Harry revealed his true thoughts about becoming King or Queen. Even though Harry has never been one to restrain his true feelings, in this interview he did not hold back at all!the Prince got candid with Levin and shared that no one in the Royal family wants to be “King or Queen.” He also criticized his family for pushing him to walk behind his mother’s coffin at the young age of twelve after Princess Diana passed away.
That experience was traumatizing for him and he said, “No child should be asked to do that.” He explained further, “My mother had just died, and I had to walk a long way behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on television. I don’t think any child should be asked to do that, under any circumstances. I don’t think it would happen today.”
While Harry made it clear that Britain still needs “the magic of the monarchy,” he also added, “Is there any one of the Royal Family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time.” He continued, “The monarchy is a force for good and we want to carry on the positive atmosphere that the Queen has achieved for over 60 years, but we won’t be trying to fill her boots. We are involved in modernizing the British monarchy. We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people. The Queen has been fantastic in letting us choose. She tells us to take our time.”
Even though Harry and William have received criticism for not participating in as many engagements at their grandparents did, they both have been able to forge their own paths within their respective positions in the Royal family. While Harry admitted that he still has a “naughty streak,” in recent years he has embraced his roles and responsibility. He even said, “I am now fired up and energized and love charity stuff, meeting people and making them laugh. I sometimes still feel I am living in a goldfish bowl, but I now manage it better.”