“I left UK to escape toxic press,” says Prince Harry

 

…Bad media destroying MY mental health, he added

Prince Harry of the United Kingdom has said he stepped back from his royal duties because the “toxic” British press had been destroying his mental health, adding he had not walked away from public service.

Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, sent shockwaves through the monarchy in January 2020 when they announced their intention to step back from royal duties and embark on a new life across the Atlantic.

Last week, Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and his American wife Meghan had made a final split with the royal family, and would not be returning as working members and would lose their patronages.

“It was never walking away. It was stepping back rather than stepping down, there was a really difficult environment as I think a lot of people saw,” Harry said in an interview with James Corden, host of the “Late Show” in the United States.

“We all know what the British press could be like, and it was destroying my mental health, I was like this is toxic. So, I did what any husband and what any father would do is like, I need to get my family out of here,” he said