Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » World
1-min read

Being in the Army was the Best Escape I Ever Had: Prince Harry

The prince said his experience of being "just Harry" led him to consider quitting his royal role.

AFP

Updated:June 25, 2017, 9:57 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Being in the Army was the Best Escape I Ever Had: Prince Harry
Britain's Prince Harry mans a 50 calibre machine gun on the observation post in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, January 2, 2008. (Photo: Reuters)
Loading...

London: Britain’s Prince Harry once “wanted out” of the Royal Family, but instead decided to “stay in and work out a role” for himself, according to an interview with the Mail on Sunday.

The prince, 32, caused a stir earlier this week when he said that he didn't think any member of the royal family wanted to become monarch, and revealed doubts about his own role in the family in his latest interview.

The fifth-in-line to the throne told the newspaper that being in the Army was "the best escape I've ever had", and that his experience of being "just Harry" led him to consider quitting his royal role.

"I felt I wanted out but then decided to stay in and work out a role for myself," he said.

The popular royal has since become a champion of wounded soldiers, a calling that came to him during two front-line tours to Afghanistan with the army.

Earlier this week, Harry spoke out about the heartbreaking images of him following his mother's coffin during her 1997 funeral, telling Newsweek that no "child should be asked to do that."

He also revealed that no-one in line to the throne was looking forward to taking over from Queen Elizabeth II.

"We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people," he said.

"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."

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Pro and gain access to curated markets data, trading recommendations, equity analysis, investment ideas, insights from market gurus and much more. Get Moneycontrol PRO for 1 year at price of 3 months. Use code FREEDOM.

| Edited by: Aakarshuk Sarna
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results