Prince Harry reveals he stepped down because British press was 'destroying' his mental health

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Prince Harry has revealed he stepped back from his royal duties because the British press was "toxic" and was "destroying" his mental health.

The royal gave a candid interview to British talk show host James Corden's The Late Late Show - with the pair touring Los Angeles on an open air bus with afternoon tea.

Harry opened up about why he withdrew from Royal duties, insisting "I did not walk away", but had to leave due to the British press affecting his mental health.

He said: "I did what any husband and father would do - I need to get my family out of here.

"But we never walked away - and as far as I'm concerned, what decisions are made on that side - I will never walk away".

In a wide-ranging interview he also revealed:

  • The Queen bought Archie a waffle-maker for Christmas

  • He has seen little of LA because of lockdown

  • He prefers The Crown's portrayal of his family's history because it "does not pretend to be news"

  • He would like to be played in the series by Damian Lewis