"The choice I made for my spouse and I to step again isn’t the one I made flippantly," he stated. "It's been so many months of discussions after so a few years of challenges. And I do know I haven't at all times understood appropriately, however as for that, there was actually no different choice."
"Our hope was to proceed serving the Queen, the Commonwealth and my army associations, however with out public funding," he stated. "Sadly, it was not attainable."
In line with the settlement introduced on Saturday, Harry and Meghan can even repay £ 2.four million (roughly $ three million) of British taxpayers' cash used to renovate their dwelling, Frogmore Cottage, on the Windsor property.
"I accepted it, figuring out it doesn't change who I’m or how busy I’m," stated Harry on Sunday about the way forward for his household. "However I hope it helps you perceive what occurred, that I'd take a step again from my household from all the things I've ever identified, to take a step ahead in what I hope will probably be a extra peaceable life."
"I used to be born into this life," he stated, "and it’s a nice honor to serve my nation and the queen."
"After I misplaced my mom 23 years in the past, you took me beneath your wing," she stated, referring to Princess Diana, who died in August 1997 after a automotive through which she crashed whereas chased by members of the paparazzi.
"You’ve checked out me for thus lengthy," stated Harry, "however the media is a strong drive, and my hope is that sooner or later our collective help will probably be extra highly effective as a result of it’s a lot greater than we’re."
"I’ll at all times have the utmost respect for my grandmother, my commander in chief, and I’m extremely grateful to you and the remainder of my household for the help they’ve proven to Meghan and I up to now few months."