Prince Harry says that no one in the royal family really wants to take the throne. The 32-year-old asserted that whoever becomes king next will do so out of duty rather than desire.
“We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people,” he told Newsweek. “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.”
It’s a bold move from the prince—the royal family has apparently never vocalised reluctance to take the crown before. Prince Charles is next in line for the position, followed by Prince William.
Over the past few months, Harry has become increasingly open about his experiences as a royal—earlier this week, he discussed how he suffered from panic attacks following the death of his mother. In April, he said that 20 years after Diana’s passing he finally sought counseling to help him understand his grief.
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From: Harper’s BAZAAR US