Prince Harry has claimed that not one living member of the British royal family is stoked at the prospect of becoming the next monarch, and that they’ll essentially take the bloody throne out of a sense of duty. 

In a wide-reaching Newsweek feature, the 32-year-old explained that he’s trying to live as normal a life as he can, given the, uh, uncommon status of his family.

Prince Harry revealed the other side of that coin (probably the side which doesn’t feature his grandma, Queen Liz), saying “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, but we will carry out our duties at the right time.”

Prince Harry Reckons Nobody Is Really That Keen To Take Queen Liz’ Place

Adding to his credentials as a living entity outside of the royal family’s mission, Prince Harry said “people would be amazed by the ordinary life [Prince 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,” Prince Harry said. 

The bloke added “even if I was king, I would do my own shopping.”

Despite his apparent reservations about representing an institution synonymous with haughty ceremonies and that pesky history of attempted world domination, Harry still says “the monarchy is a force for good,” and that “we don’t want to dilute the magic… The British public and the whole world need institutions like it.”

Debatable. But, as if he could say anything else. Gilded cage, and all that.

You can read the entire piece, which also delves into his relationship with Meghan Markle and the way Prince Harry wishes to carry on the humanitarian legacy of his mother Princess Diana, right HERE.

Source: ABC / Newsweek.
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