This is the surprising career path Prince Harry always wanted to follow

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Prince Harry spoke out just last night on his and Duchess Meghan’s ‘next step’ after their split from the royals. And now the Duke’s secret dream job has been revealed.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are moving onto pastures anew.

The Duke and Duchess announced last week that they plan to ‘step back’ from the Royal Family, with the Queen confirming just days ago that the royals have come up with a ‘constructive and supportive way’ for the Sussexes to live ‘a more independent life’.

Buckingham Palace also released a statement revealing that the Duke and Duchess will ‘embark on the next chapter of their liveswithout HRH titles and ‘will no longer receive public funds for Royal duties.

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Prince Harry also spoke out about the change yesterday evening, candidly revealing, “this role has taught me more about what is right and just than I could have ever imagined,” adding, “we are taking a leap of faith – thank you for giving me the courage to take this next step”.

And while many royal fans have been left speculating as to what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will go on to do with their lives next, one source has revealed a secret desire that Prince Harry has held onto for years.

Writing in the Daily Mail, royal correspondent Rebecca English spoke about when she first met the Prince back in 2006 in South Africa.

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The royal expert revealed that the Duke often talked about wanting a fresh start in his life, admitting, “I would love to just go and work as a tour guide, you know? Just go off into the bush and be me”.

Prince Harry has often spoken of his love for the country, expressing his excitement back in September when he took wife Meghan and son Archie along with him to visit.

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“I can’t wait to introduce my wife and son to South Africa!” he said at the time. “We’ll see all of you very soon”.

We wonder if we’ll see the royal setting up tours over in Canada once he joins his family over there!

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

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