Prince Harry Hopes For A "More Peaceful Life" After Stepping Down From Royal Duties

BY Kasia Truscott / Jan 20 2020 / 11:24 AM

The Duke of Sussex expressed his "great sadness" over his decision to step down at a charity event on Sunday night

Prince Harry Hopes For A "More Peaceful Life" After Stepping Down From Royal Duties
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Just a day after it was announced that Queen Elizabeth had reached an agreement regarding Meghan and Harry's future in the royal family in light of their decision to "step back" as senior royals, Prince Harry made an appearance in London for a charity event, where he delivered a speech addressing the recent string of ground-breaking events. 

Hosted by The Caring Foundation, the event was held on Sunday night in honour of Harry's charity, Sentebale, organised with the intention of raising funds to support young, underprivaleged people in Africa. 

The Duke of Sussex opened his speech by explaining that "I want you to hear the truth from me, as much as I can share - not as a Prince, or a Duke, but as Harry." He also noted that "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."

 

While he mused that "there really was no other option," for him and Meghan, Prince Harry was keen to highlight that "we're not walking away... and we will continue to lead a life of service."

The Duke also expressed his hopes of one day leading "a more peaceful life," no doubt in light of the intense media scrutiny surrounding his relationship with Meghan since they first married in the summer of 2018.