“I did what any husband and father would do — I was like, ‘I need to get my family out of here,'” Prince Harry said in his first interview since confirming he and Meghan wouldn’t be returning to life as working royals.
At the time, the Queen gave the couple a 12 month review period, allowing them to try out their new lives but return to their old jobs if they wanted.
“Following conversations with the duke,” the statement said, “the Queen has written confirming that in stepping away from the work of the royal family it is not possible to continue with the responsibilities and duties that come with a life of public service.”
“[The Crown] doesn’t pretend to be news, it’s fictional,” he said. “It’s loosely based on the truth. Of course, it’s not strictly accurate but loosely it gives you a rough idea about what that lifestyle is like, the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else.”
“I’m way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family or my wife or myself,” he added. “Because [The Crown] is obviously fiction — take it how you will. But this is being reported on as fact because you’re supposedly news? I have a real issue with that.”
Describing their evening routine, Harry said the couple typically “do Archie’s tea, give him a bath, read him a book, put him down,” before going downstairs where either Meghan will cook or they’ll order a takeaway. They then sit in bed and watch either Jeopardy or Netflix.
He went on to reveal that Archie’s first word was “crocodile,” that he’s already “putting three or four words together and singing songs,” and that he loves waffles after the Queen sent him a waffle maker for Christmas.