PRINCE HARRY “often” said he would be happy to be King after Prince William insisted he did not want the throne, Princess Diana told Jeremy Paxman.
Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have rocked the monarchy with their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on Monday night. In the chat with the US TV legend, the Duke of Sussex said he would never have been able to leave the Royal Family if it had not been for Meghan because he felt “trapped”. He added that his father Prince Charles and brother William were also trapped by the system.
He added that he thought his father had “made peace” with the fact that he is trapped.These comments from Harry indicate that William would not have chosen this path for himself ‒ the one that was set for him from birth, that he would one day be King.
Harry would apparently retort that if William did not want the job, he would take it.Mr Paxman described this in the concluding part of his Channel 5 series around the royals.
We talked about our children and she said William often told her that he didn’t really want to be King, and then Harry would say, ‘If you don’t want the job I’ll have it’.”
He said: “I don’t lie awake waiting to be King, because sadly that means my family will have moved on and I don’t want that.”
Harry has also changed his tune since they were children, saying in a 2017 interview with Newsweek: “Is there any one of the Royal Family who wants to be King or Queen?“I don’t think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time.”