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Prince Harry talks life after leaving the royal life, recalls the first time he met his wife, Meghan Markle as he opens up to Dax shepherd

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Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, had a sit down with the host of the ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast, actor  Dax Shepard on Thursday, May 13 where he opened up about a lot of things concerning his marriage, fatherhood, British media, growing up years and his Royal years.

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According to Harry, he had a hard time being a working royal. He stated that he had harboured the thoughts of leaving the royal life as he was perturbed with the challenges that accompanied being a senior member of the royal family.

Meghan Markle is set to release her highly anticipated book, The Bench

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He said: ” I don’t want this job, I don’t want to be here, I don’t want to be doing this, look what it did to my mum”.

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Talking about the media in the UK, he stated that it was like being in between the ‘Truman Show’ and the Zoo.

He stated that he and Meghan had to endure a lot during their early stage of marriage as he disclosed how they first met.

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“The first time that Meghan and I met up for her to come and stay with me we met up in a supermarket in London pretending as though we didn’t know each other”. He recalled how he wore a baseball cap to disguise himself from the media.

He revealed that since he relocated to the US with his family, the media attention has fizzed out.

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He said: ” Living here now I can actually lift my head and actually I feel different…you can walk around feeling a little bit more free”.

Taking a swipe at the royal family, he said he now has the time and freedom to take his son in his bike , which he would never have been able to do if he had remain working in the royal family.

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I get to take Archie on the back of my bicycle…I would never have had the chance to do that”.

Since leaving the house, he and Meghan have been very vocal about mental health and have made it one of their core projects.

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While speaking on mental health, the Duke stated that it is a sign of strength when people speak out about their mental health.

He said:

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“Speaking out, especially now in today’s world, is a sign of strength rather than a sign of weakness.

Two if the biggest issues that we’re facing in today’s world, I think is the climate crises and mental health, and they’re both intrinsically linked.

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If we neglect our collective well being then we’re screwed basically, because if we can’t look after ourselves, we cant look after each other. If we can’t look after this home that we all inhabit, so it’s all part of the same thing..”

 

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Currently, Harry is working with Oprah Winfrey on a multi part documentary series called “The Me You Can’t See”. The documentary aims at lifting the veil on the current state of mental health and emotional well being. The series is set to feature high profile guests and would premiere on May 21 on Apple TV.

 

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