Prince Harry wants Damian Lewis to portray him on Netflix’s ‘The Crown’; talks about ‘toxic’ media intrusion that was destroying his mental heath


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle drew a lot of attention last year when they chose to step down from the roles of ‘senior royals’. As a fairly new member of the Los Angeles community, the Duke of Sussex appeared on Thursday’s episode of James Corden’s The Late Late Show. Prince Harry spoke about the intrusion of the British press in his and Meghan’s life that propelled the decision of breaking away from the royal family as well as gave his take on the fictional series The Crown.

Talking about the British press, the Duke said, “We all know what the British press can be like, and it was destroying my mental health. I was like, 'This is toxic,' So I did what any husband and any father would do, which is like, I need to get my family out of here.” Referring to the queen’s decision to refuse the Sussexes a hybrid part-time working model, he added, "But we never walked away. And as far as I'm concerned, whatever decisions are made on that side, I will never walk away. I will always be contributing. My life is public service, so wherever I am in the world, it's going to be the same thing."

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He also revealed that he watches the Netflix show The Crown which is based on his family and said, “They don't pretend to be news. It's fictional, but it's loosely based on the truth. Of course it's not strictly accurate … but it gives you a rough idea about what that lifestyle—the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else—what can come from that. I'm way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family or my wife or myself. Because it's the difference between fiction, take it how you will, but this is being reported on as fact because you're supposedly news. I have a real issue with that." Asked whom he'd like to see play him in future seasons, he replied, "Damian Lewis."

He also revealed that the Queen gave his son Archie a waffle maker for Christmas. Talking about his toddler son, he said, “He has the most amazing personality and is already putting three or four words together. He's already singing songs. He further added that Archie’s first word was ‘crocodile’.

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