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Prince Harry says he once "wanted out" of British royal family

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Posted at 9:36 AM, Jun 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-26 09:36:41-04

Prince Harry says he once "wanted out" of the British royal family.

In an interview in the Mail on Sunday, the prince said the time he spent in the army was "the best escape I've ever had" and that he thought about giving up his title.  He said: "I felt I wanted out, but then decided to stay in and work out a role for myself." Harry is fifth in line to the throne. 

The comments followed an interview published in Newsweek where he said he doubted anyone in the royal family wanted to be king or queen.  But he says the family "will carry out our duties at the right time" and that they're "not doing this for ourselves, but for the greater good of the people."