We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article.
Prince Harry and his wife, Duchess Meghan, revealed earlier this month that they would be stepping down from their roles as ‘senior’ members of the royal family.
- The surprise announcement was followed by a lot of speculation surrounding their new life and the possible reasons behind their split from the royal family.
- Now Dr Jane Goodall, the world renowned activist and chimpanzee expert who interviewed Prince Harry for the British Vogue issue Meghan edited, has revealed that he had spoken to her about leaving his royal life behind.
- This follows royal news that the royal family will be featured in a new TV show and Prince George will be the main character.
The dad sat down with Dr Jane Goodall at their Windsor home for the Vogue interview, not long after little Archie was born.
Following their announcement that they would be stepping down, Dr Jane revealed to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the news didn’t come as a surprise to her, as Harry had told her he “felt constrained” and “desperately wants little Archie to grow up away from all the pomp and royalty”.
She said, “Well it doesn’t surprise me, having met them both. I know that Prince Harry really felt constrained and he desperately wants little Archie to grow up away from all the pomp and royalty, I know that. I haven’t been in the UK. I haven’t really followed the news… I had no idea that anything like this was going to happen.
“I just think he’s a wonderful, wonderful person and we had a great interview … and I gather that Meghan wanted to interview me and he said, ‘No, I’m going to interview Jane.'”
Dr Jane is not the first public figure to come out in support for Meghan and Harry’s decision.
Oprah recently told TMZ, “I support them 1,000 percent. You know why I support them? I support them because I believe, when you have thought about this as long as they have – and even in the Queen’s statement [she] says, ‘This has been going on for months’ these discussions have been going on for months.
“And when Harry said in that charity statement the other day [that] he had to make the decision to move forward in peace with his new family, who doesn’t feel what that takes to make that decision to give up everything you’ve known your whole life to say I’m going to choose this new life or what I believe to be the truest vision for myself?”