Prince Harry , 350, shared his sadness about leaving his senior royal role in an unprecedented address on Sunday. Just hours after Buckingham Palace released a statement outlining the terms of his and Meghan Markle ‘s exit, Harry expressed dissatisfaction with the deal.
Speaking to guests at the Sentebale charity dinner Prince Harry said he and Meghan would continue to “fly the flag” for Britain and that the decision to step down was not without great sadness.
Harry said: “We both do everything we can to fly the flag and carry out our roles for this country with pride.
“Once Meghan and I were married, we were excited, we were hopeful, and we were here to serve.
“For those reasons, it brings me great sadness that it has come to this.”
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Queen snub: Harry opened up about leaving his royal role in an emotional speech (Image: GETTY)
He added: “The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back , is not one I made lightly.
“It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges.
) “And I know I haven’t always gotten it right, but as far as this goes, there really was no other option.
“ What I want to make clear is We’re not walking away, and we certainly aren’t walking away from you. ”
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Meghan and Harry launched their official Sussex Royal website at the same time they first announced their bombshell statement announcing their plans to step back.
In their initial statement, the Couple outlined their wish to become financially independent from the Crown while continuing to represent the Queen.
However, the megxit deal Harry reached with senior royals has made it clear the couple could not have one foot in – one foot out approach to the monarchy.
The Palace statement confirmed the Sussex’s will cease to use their HRH titles and will no longer formally represent Queen Elizabeth II.