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Prince Harry has spoken out about why he left the Royal Family and moved to the US with wife Meghan Markle and their son Archie to start fresh.
The Duke of Sussex explained that he uprooted his life halfway across the world to "break the cycle" of "pain and suffering" that's been passed down in his family while speaking on Dex Shepherd's Armchair Expert podcast to promote his Apple TV+ series with Oprah Winfrey, called The Me You Can't See.
The 36 year old, who is expecting his second child, a baby girl, with the Duchess, was asked if he would raise his two kids in the "opposite direction" of how his own father Prince Charles, 72, brought him up during the intimate chat.
"Isn't life about breaking the cycle?" the royal responded before insisting there's no need to "blame anyone" but he himself has "experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered."
Prince Harry vowed to "break that cycle so that I don't pass it on, basically."
Expanding on this, he continued: "It's a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway so we as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say, 'You know what, that happened to me, I'm going to make sure that doesn't happen to you'."
Speaking on his own upbringing, he went on to explain how he "never saw it" or "knew about it" and then he began to figure out where his father went to school, what happened to him, all the experiences he went through personally and how it's "connected to his parents," the Queen and the late Prince Philip.
"So he was treating me the way he was treated, which means how can I change that for my own kids? Well here I am, I've now moved my whole family to the US – that wasn't the plan!" he added.
Prince Harry also spoke out about how he wanted to leave the Firm back when he was in his 20s, years before he met his 39 year old wife Meghan.
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"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," he said.
"How am I ever going to settle down, have a wife and a family when I know, that it’s going to happen again?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
"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."
The Duke ended the chat by describing royal life as a "mixture between The Truman Show and being a zoo" and said he his position in order to put his family and mental health "first".
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