PRINCE Harry “felt constrained” in the Royal Family and is determined for Archie to “grow up away from all the pomp and royalty”, Jane Goodall has claimed.
Appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme, the legendary primatologist said Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘s decision to “step back” as senior royals “didn’t surprise” her.
Prince Harry ‘felt constrained’ in the Royal Family, Jane Goodall has claimed
The Duchess of Sussex included Jane in the “Forces for Change” issue of Vogue she guest-edited last year.
Jane said: “I know that Prince Harry really felt constrained and he desperately wants little Archie to grow up away from all the pomp and royalty.”
Admitting that she hadn’t been following the royal updates closely, Jane hinted that the topic might have come up when she visited the Duke and Duchess at their Windsor home Frogmore cottage last year.
She added: “I think he’s a wonderful, wonderful person and we had a great interview.”
The primatologist says the couple’s decision to ‘step back’ from the Royal Family didn’t come as a surprise
It was while he was interviewing Jane that Prince Harry revealed he’d only have “two kids maximum” for the sake of the environment.
The primatologist also revealed that Meghan had originally wanted to interview her – but Harry insisted that he do it.
She joked: “I gather that Meghan wanted to interview me and he said, ‘No, I’m going to interview Jane.’”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will split their time between Canada and the UK with their son Archie
Ahead of the magazine’s release last August, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle told their Instagram couple that the pair had “an intimate conversation on environmentalism, activism and the world as they see it.”
Earlier this month, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex plunged the Royal Family into a crisis when they revealed they were “stepping back” as senior royals to “carve out a more progressive role”.
After Meghan Markle flew back to Vancouver to be reunited with baby Archie, Harry was locked in crisis talks with his family and it was decided the couple will split their time between Canada and the UK.
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