Is this the real reason behind Prince Harry’s decision to step away from royal family?

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  • 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”.

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    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.'”

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    Earlier this summer HRH The Duke of Sussex met with world renowned ethologist Dr. Jane Goodall for an intimate conversation on environment, activism, and the world as they see it. This special sit-down was requested by The Duchess of Sussex, who has long admired Dr. Goodall and wanted to feature her in the September issue of @BritishVogue, which HRH has guest edited. HRH and Dr. Goodall spoke candidly about many topics including the effects of unconscious bias, and the need for people to acknowledge that your upbringing and environment can cause you to be prejudiced without realising it. The Duke described that “[when] you start to peel away all the layers, all the taught behaviour, the learned behaviour, the experienced behaviour, you start to peel all that away – and at the end of the day, we’re all humans.” • Through @RootsandShoots the global youth service program @JaneGoodallInst founded in 1991, she has created and encouraged a global youth community to recognise the power of their individual strength – that each day you live, you can make a difference. Photos: ©️SussexRoyal / Chris Allerton #ForcesForChange

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    Dr Jane is not the first public figure to come out in support for Meghan and Harry’s decision.

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    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?”

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