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I 'wanted out' of the Royal Family: Harry

By PA Reporter

Prince Harry has admitted he once "wanted out" of the Royal Family.

The fifth in line to the throne said he had wanted to "work out a role for myself" and decided to carry on to do good.

His confession follows recent comments when he said he doubted any of the royals "wants to be king or queen".

Harry said the time he spent in the Army - when he was "just Harry" - was "the best escape I've ever had" and he once considered giving up his title.

"I felt I wanted out but then decided to stay in and work out a role for myself," he said.

The prince, who in recent years has dedicated much of his time to charitable causes including helping wounded veterans and mental health, said he and his brother, the Duke of Cambridge, "don't want to be just a bunch of celebrities".

Harry caused a stir when he suggested to Newsweek magazine that no one in the Royal Family wants the throne.

"We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people," he said.

"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."

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