PRINCE Harry revealed he wanted to quit the Royal Family 15 years before Megxit because he was concerned over what it "did to my mum".

The Duke of Sussex, 36, claimed he "didn't want the job" in a bombshell podcast with actor Dax Shepherd.

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And Harry, 36, revealed he wanted to leave the Firm back when he was in his 20s, years before he met Meghan Markle.

He quit the UK last year for a new life in the US with Meghan and son Archie after the couple stepped down as senior royals.

On the podcast, Harry revealed..

  • Prince Harry claims his life is like the film The Truman Show and he is targeted with "vile and toxic abuse" by trolls
  • Harry revealed how he and Meghan Markle first met up in a supermarket – and ‘pretended’ they didn’t know each other to avoid attracting attention
  • Harry tries to have "compassion" for trolls, but finds it "really hard when you're on the receiving end"
  • The Duke said that life had felt "more free" since his move to LA with Meghan
  • Harry doesn't believe in the "old way of thinking" where girls just "want to be a princess"
  • Meghan Markle gave Prince Harry words of wisdom about Royal life – telling him "you can create your own life better than any princess"

When asked about his trips as a royal around the Commonwealth, Harry told the Armchair Expert podcast: "It’s the job right? Grin and bear it, get on with it.

"In my early 20s, it was a case of, I don’t want this job. I don’t want to be here, I don’t want to be doing this, look what it did to my mum.

"How am I ever going to settle down, have a wife and a family when I know, that it’s going to happen again?

"Because I know, I’ve seen behind the curtain. I’ve seen the business model, I know how the operation runs and how it works, and I don’t want to be a part of this."

Harry also spoke candidly about his experience with therapy as he opened up about his mental health.

He said once he started seeing a professional, the "bubble burst".

Harry added: "I plucked my head out of the sand, gave it a good shake off, and I was like okay. You are in this position of privilege stop complaining, stop thinking as though you want something different, make this different.

"Because you can’t get out. So how are you going to do this differently, how are you going to make your mum proud, how are you going to use this platform to really affect change and be able to give people that confidence to be able to change their own lives?"

Harry has previously spoken out about Megxit – telling chat show juggernaut Oprah Winfrey he never would have quit if it wasn't for Meghan.

The duke said he "didn't see a way out" of the Firm in the explosive interview and claimed he was "trapped".

Harry's comments today came as he spoke to Dax and co-host Monica Padman for their award-winning Spotify podcast.

He compared his life to the film The Truman Show and said he relates to Jim Carey's character, who has every second of his life scrutinised and broadcast to the world.

And he praised Meghan's "most amazing explanation" after she told him: "You can create the life better than any princess".

Harry also revealed how he and Meghan first met up in a supermarket – and ‘pretended’ they didn’t know each other to avoid attracting attention. 

The pair went to great lengths to keep their relationship and trips across the globe a secret from the world until October 2016, when news first broke they were an item. 

During the podcast, the Duke was asked by Dax if he had ever done "mundane things" as a royal, such as go to the supermarket.

Harry responded: “The first time Meghan and I met up for her to come and stay with me, we met up in a supermarket in London, pretending we didn't know each other, texting each other from the other side of the aisles.

“There's people looking at me, giving me all these weird looks, and coming up to me and saying 'hi’.

“I texted her saying "is this the right one", and she said "no you want parchment paper", and "I'm like where's the parchment paper?!"

“I had baseball cap on, looking down at the floor, trying to stay incognito. It's amazing how much chewing gum you see, it's a mess!"

Harry also spoke about how his life "more free" since his move to LA with Meghan.

He continued: “Living here now I can actually lift my head and actually I feel different, my shoulders have dropped, so has hers, you can walk around feeling a little bit more free.

“I can take Archie on the back of my bicycle. I never had the chance to do that.”

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