Prince Harry: Why he stepped back from royal duties and what the Queen bought Archie for Christmas

The royal gave a candid interview to British talk show host James Corden's The Late Late Show - with the pair touring LA on a bus.

2/26/2021 10:44:00 PM

Prince Harry has revealed he stepped back from his royal duties because the British press was 'toxic' and was 'destroying' his mental health

The royal gave a candid interview to British talk show host James Corden's The Late Late Show - with the pair touring LA on a bus.

"But we never walked away - and as far as I'm concerned, what 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.

He said that he and Meghan are"trying to bring some compassion and try to make people happy and change the world in any small way we can".In a wide-ranging interview he also revealed:• He prefers The Crown's portrayal of his family's history because it"does not pretend to be news"

• He would like to be played in the series by Damian Lewis• The Queen bought Archie a waffle-maker for Christmas• He knew wife Meghan was"the one" on second date• He has seen little of LA because of lockdownImage:Prince Harry said he has a 'real issue' with false news stories about his family

Speaking about the Netflix hit series The Crown, which is based on his family, he said:"They don't pretend to be news - it's fictional. But it's loosely based on the truth."Of course it's not strictly accurate, but it gives you a rough idea about what that lifestyle - the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else - what can come from that."

He continued:"I'm way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family, or my wife or myself."Because it's the difference between fiction - take it how you will - but this [news reports] is being reported on as fact because you're supposedly news. I have a real issue with that."

When Corden asked Harry who he would like to see play him on the show, he revealed without hesitation:"Damian Lewis".The red-headed actor, 50, is best known for his roles in Band of Brothers and Homeland.Image:James Corden and Prince Harry toured LA on an open air bus and had afternoon tea

Harry also opened up about wife Meghan and how he knew she was the one on their second date."It wasn't so much where we went but the fact we hit it off with each other, and we were just so comfortable in each other's company," he said.

"Dating me or any member of the Royal Family is kind of flipped upside down. All the dates become dinners or watching the TV or chatting at home."He said the pair got to spend"an enormous time" getting to know each other without other distractions, saying it was"an amazing thing".

"We went from zero to 60 in the first two months."Image:James Corden FaceTimed Meghan during the interviewFormer Suits actress Meghan, who is pregnant with the couple's second child, made a cameo in the interview via FaceTime when Harry and Corden paid a trip to the house from 90s TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

When Corden suggested the couple should buy the house, Meghan said:"I think we've done enough moving".During the visit to the house, Corden and Harry spoke to the owner and jokingly made an offer to buy it, before Harry asked if he could use the toilet.

"I'm actually dying for a pee. Can I use your bathroom?," he said, before heading for a toilet break.Image:'I'm dying for a pee!'Later on, Harry made the surprise remark that his grandmother the Queen bought his son Archie a waffle-maker for Christmas.

"My grandmother asked us what Archie wanted for Christmas, and Meg said a waffle-maker. So she sent a waffle-maker for Archie!"He revealed Meghan now makes waffles with a"beautiful organic mix" and they eat them for breakfast with toppings including berries and syrup.

He also said both his grandparents, the Queen and Prince Philip, know how to use Zoom, joking that his grandfather shuts the laptop physically when he finishes one of their calls instead of clicking off it.Image:Prince Harry and James Corden competed against each other in an obstacle course at the end of the interview

Harry appeared to be enjoying fatherhood, saying his son Archie, aged one and a half year, is"hysterical"."He has the most amazing personality and is already putting three or four words together, he's already singing songs," he said.

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Dont believe it, Megan layed down how it was going to be ... If the royal family were honest with us and admitted his father was James Hewitt (he is his absolute double) maybe we would have more respect for them. These two are just attention seeking oxygen thieves. His wife is toxic Yes the MSM are doing a good job of destroying everyone's mental health at the moment Harry, but unlike you we cant just up and run away to a life of luxury.

The truth is he stepped away to facilitate his greed and his wife’s greed. His mental health is a much more socially acceptable excuse and would be believable if he wasn’t in our faces the whole time. No one wants to hear from this hypocrite or his simpering wife. takethehint Who can blame him He’s not wrong there!

Seems to enjoy publicity Mind you, all the fags and what else, Harry smoked before he met Meghan, he must be a bit toxic himself!😅 Yeah. And the constant drivel about them is destroying my mental health! Just go! Do wonder though If James Cordon managed to orgasm during the interview or if he had to finish himself off when he got home.

Harry said in his interview that he and Meghan “want to change the world” They both need psychiatric help. He’s gone to the USA because he was told he has to by his scheming wife. When she’s got the money and fame she craves he will be sent on his bike back here. She’s the toxic one. Petty pre Madonna !😷

Don't blame Harry for getting away after all the press was his mum's demise. The press can build you up then take you down . Who would won't their life' scrutinised every day for the rest off their life's. By the press and low life reporters how do they sleep at night . Prince Harry is not helping his situation as he keeps slagging the UK. As a husband he failed to mentor his wife on how it is being part of the RF. Meghan wanted to hit the road running and stumbled big time. Why didn’t Harry pause the engagements and lie low?

Sadly tru Dude wait till you meet Fox News....👀 We all know 🙄 They both didn’t want anything from the press but they still want the press , Any press is their to write articles about them but they want these articles but they don’t want these articles. All around the world the press will be toxic , so saying the British press is toxic i

Now step back from all the royal money you sanctimonious git! It would help my mental health greatly if the Prince and Princess of Wokeness were kept out of the news. They’re as interesting as watching paint dry. SaveStBernards What makes him think US press will be better, given time they will turn on the both of them, they will be chip paper

When you dial up the self righteousness you tend to dial down the self awareness. Sorry Harry but you just don't have what it takes to carve out a career for yourself without the support, financial or otherwise, of our royal lot. You've been given bucketloads of money but do you have the skills and charisma to be successful. I don't think so.

The pandemic has revealed how toxic the Brits are. That's why Boris should ban alcohol. It’s hilarious how people in the comments section think they actually “know” about the state of Harry’s mental health! More bizarre is that they’re convinced their opinion is correct! I left the US and moved to Europe for similar reasons. I understand completely.

🎻 Bored If you issues with the press, can I suggest you quit giving interviews about having issues with the press!! No news there then british press most corrupt, biased, shit stirring thing on planet, and that includes SN Have nice day And he has his wife’s permission to say so FAKE.... he is attempting to sue the media

and we'll see how long this statement of your will last!😆 a statement from an immature English prince!😅 And he would be correct. W⚓️ He should grow a pair and keep pace with his wife.. Looking at these responses, he’s definitely got a point. Press killed her mom, so no wonder why he has grudge against the press

I thought I was because the press were racist and bullied Megan? Now it’s because of Harry’s mental health. Good on him. The pointless Royals are missing an opportunity to stay relevant. I will never walk from the royal family...bye I'm going to America ....🤔🤔 strange fella Our press are the worlds worse, hence why i never buy papers, full of twisted crap, even my own local paper cant get a story right!

Yet still wants publicity Why do people feel the need to knock Prince Harry or have any say in how he runs is life, is it because they have such pathetic lives of their own. Sky news are the worst of all. I never buy a newspaper would not give them my money they are trash Give us some privacy.....or maybe we will both do massive interviews and keep getting publicity so we can say we dont want publicity......thats only going to end one way 🙈

Wishing Prince Harry and his wife Megan every success, health and happiness in all they do. They were both hounded out of this country by negative press, media and social network trolling. They could have represented the commonwealth, well. Very sad they’ve been bullied away. No lies detected. We been knew.

A lot of 'toxic' bastards on here, presuming to 'know' the ins and outs of it all.. Lost a wee bit of class.. 😐 All these responses slating him, are the same people who post 'be kind' I believe him, his mannerisms was relaxed and people saying he looked happy in Iraq etc 🤦🏻‍♂️ he is ultimately a man, a human, I couldn't bare to live like him either.

so he gives an interview about it that subsequently ends up in the press. So let’s get this correct - a sky journalist views the same footage that I have watched off some fb post of James c and Harry - then makes a news flash headline ! Really !! Where do I sign up ! Oh Prince Harry is a nonce They destroy everyone’s mental health with constant Covid 19 bullshit

And he gives an interview on a double decker bus with that bloody obnoxious oaf Corden!! Thought they didn't like publicity He wasn’t lying was he 💯👏👏👏👏👏 Self care Yes that’s why they’ve both gone to live their quiet, private lives on a ranch away from all of the press. In my humble opinion the only threat to his mental health is the influence his wife has on him.

Mimimimi ...... 🤦🏻 thought these two wanted privacy yet are telling all to the media ‘Paul Pogba is to blame for the English Press being too critical’ Thank u Harry u said it Stop talking to the British press every day then 🙄 The press was destroying his mental health as he was talking to the press..... we want to be left alone whilst signing a deal with Netflix... we want to be financially independent whilst sueing everyone....