WATCH: Prince Harry Breaks his Silence Over “Megxit” Revealing his ‘Great Sadness That It’s Come to This’ and Saying he and Meghan Hoped to ‘Keep Serving Without Public Funding’ but It ‘Wasn’t Possible’ Before Promising ‘We’re Not Just Walking Away’

The Duke of Sussex was at a formal private dinner at the Ivy, in Chelsea, for his children’s charity Sentebale, when he made the comments.

In an emotional speech, the 35-year-old said that the UK is a place that he loves and that will ‘never change’ but that he had ‘no other option’ than to quit his royal duties. He said: ‘Once Meghan and I were married we were excited. We were hopeful and we were here to serve. For those reasons it brings me great sadness that it has come to this. The decision that I have made for my wife and I to step back is not one I made lightly. It was so many months of talks after so many years of challenges and I know I haven’t always gotten it right but as far as this goes there really was no other option.’ Harry’s speech comes after last night’s statement from the Queen that said Harry and Meghan will ‘not use their HRH titles’, as they look to forge a new life in North America. The Duke of Sussex added: ‘What I want to make clear is we’re not walking away and we certainly aren’t walking away from you. Our hope was to continue serving the queen, the commonwealth and my military associations but without public funding.’

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SOURCE: Mail Online