Prince Harry says things should have gone the other way.
In the fifth episode of Harry & Meghan On Netflix, the Duke of Sussex, 38, claimed that someone in the palace leaked the private plans he and Meghan Markle had made to move to Canada after filing them in writing to King Charles III.Harry The prince hinted that his father’s office allowed this bombshell news to drop in January 2020, leaving him and his wife confused as to the future of their senior royal roles.
According to Harry, the idea of moving to Canada first came to Charles, 74, sometime between December 2019 and January 2020. During his Christmas season, his son Archie, now three and a half years old, was staying with his Harrison on Vancouver Island, Canada.
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“We thought it would be nice to give ourselves some breathing space, but we were really passionate about continuing to work across the Commonwealth to support the Queen,” Harry explained. Did.
“You guys can be on the front page of any newspaper. You can do what you want,” Meghan, 41, said, hinting at the rest of the royal family. I can work on
Prince Harry has revealed that he and his wife have discussed moving to New Zealand in 2018 or Africa in 2019.
“A lot of this work is cause-based work, so I thought, ‘This is great.’ If there are more than 50 Commonwealth countries with a majority of people of color, having a woman of color makes sense. has its advantages,” she said.
Harry said the palace had approved his and Meghan’s move to South Africa, but “the whole plan was scrapped” after internal plans were leaked. Times “Because it’s now a public debate.”
“By the time I was talking to my dad from Canada, my family and their people knew we were going to find another way to work for at least two years. Canada,’ I said. ‘This is the plan,’ said Prince Harry. “And he said he could put it in writing. And I said, ‘Because of what happened last time, I’d rather not,'” he continued, referring to South Africa.
“He said, ‘You can’t do anything unless you put it in writing,’ so I did,” Harry continued. “I sent him emails on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of January and in one of them he said that if this didn’t work out he would be happy to give up the Sussex title… if necessary. That’s the plan. was.”
“Before we left, I talked to my grandmother [Queen Elizabeth] likewise. And I told her I’ll be back on the 6th. She knew we were in big trouble,” the Duke of Sussex continued. She told me she had no plans for the week. And she said, ‘Well, instead of drinking tea, why don’t you and Meghan spend the night?
Meghan recalled when she and Harry were flying from Vancouver to London and when her husband found out that her schedule was suddenly so full that she wouldn’t be allowed to see her grandmother after all.
“And it was certainly the opposite of what she told me. After we got back to the UK, I called her and said, ‘I heard you’re busy now.’ ‘Harry remembered a conversation with him. She is 96 years old and her grandmother and monarch who died in September. “She says, ‘Yes, I didn’t know you were busy. I was told she was busy. In fact, I was told she was busy. All week.'”
“I was like, ‘Wow,'” Harry said of the shock. knew about [to move abroad].”
Meghan continued, “His dad said, ‘Get that in writing.’ Heading the month, she said. Sun flashed on the screen.
“Sun In the coming days, it was learned that the Queen and senior royals, who are expected to include Prince Charles, will be discussing the plan.
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“It became clear that the agency had leaked the fact that we were planning to return to Canada, and I realized that a significant part of the story had been leaked from letters between me and my father. “Give up the Sussex title. It was a freebie,” Harry denounced.
“At that point I could feel the clock ticking. That’s why our team decided to make a statement that rather than step down, just downsize the role and sadly step down.” ‘ said Meghan. It refers to the historic announcement released on January 8, 2020.
Volumes 1 and 2 Harry & Meghan It’s currently streaming on Netflix.