Henry of England and Meghan Markle have definitively broken the chains that bound them to the monarchical institution in the United Kingdom and they no longer have any suspicions when it comes to appearing on television shows, giving exclusive interviews, talking about their life or doing, basically whatever they please. Something that they have been making clear over the months that they have been outside the royal family, which was clearly seen when agreeing to an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey, was confirmed a week ago when they announced that their departure from the hard core of the Windsors was already total and that is now also reflected in the talk that the youngest son of Carlos of England has had with the actor and presenter James Corden.
Enrique appeared on Thursday night on the program The Late Late Show with James Corden, with whom he joked, toured Los Angeles, visited some of the most famous houses in the city and chatted on a double-decker tour bus and sipping tea from little cups. The prince revealed personal anecdotes, such as that the first word his son Archie spoke was "crocodile", "crocodile", and that his grandmother (whom he refers to as such, not as the queen or the sovereign) asked him what he wanted the boy for Christmas and they asked him for a waffle maker, which they use every day. “I can't imagine the Queen of England asking for a waffle maker to be sent to Santa Barbara. My head explodes, ”Corden said. “I don't know what to answer to that,” laughed the prince.
In that unexpected talk, the 36-year-old prince spoke about his decision to leave the British royal family. "It was never a question of running away, it was more to take a step back than to leave," the Duke of Sussex told the presenter, who also explained some of the reasons that led him and his wife to make that decision.
"It was a really difficult environment, as I think a lot of people could see. We all know what the British press can be like. I was destroying my sanity, "he said. “It's toxic so I did what any husband or father would have done, which was, 'I have to get my family out of here,' but it was never an escape.”
Last Friday, the British royal family announced in a statement that the decision made in January 2020 by the Dukes of Sussex to become independent from the royal family, and which they made effective on March 30 , is now complete. The family explained then that when a year passed, said decision would be reviewed and, 12 months later, that exit is firm. However, Prince Henry explained on the show that this does not mean that he is going to run away from who his family has been for the last three decades. "Regardless of the decisions made by that party, I will never walk away," he said in reference to the British royal family. “I will always contribute. My life is public service, so wherever I am in the world, that will always remain the same. ”
These words from Enrique de Inglaterra have been completely unexpected. All expectations were set on March 7, when the recorded interview that the marriage has granted to Oprah Winfrey will be broadcast. However, now the Sussexes move differently: there is no agenda that defines them, they appear on televisions or public events that they prefer and decide themselves together with a public relations team, not palace assistants, and if they want to, as was the case with Corden's show, they are simply wearing jeans and a polo shirt.
Although the prince says he has never tried to flee, the rift with the British institution is evident. His march to California, the dissolution of his foundation to create his own without the "real" title, his denunciations to the British tabloids, his millionaire contracts with Netflix, Spotify or as speakers , the launch of his podcast , the column of Markle's opinion in The New York Times recounting the abortion she suffered in the summer, her pleas to ask Americans to vote, the announcement of her new pregnancy with a glamorous self-photo more typical of movie stars than royals, the interview with Winfrey … All of this shows that, although Enrique de Inglaterra wants to avoid words like "march" or "flight", the division is now absolute and definitive.
Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my email@example.com 1-800-268-7116