“I don’t believe that born a prince must mean I sacrifice my soul, my hopes, desires, all that makes me, me. Instead I should be free to choose my path.”
These are the words of a fictional Prince Harry in King Charles III, a play written by Mike Bartlett which debuted in 2014. But they sound like something the real Harry could say today. Bartlett’s play has aged well.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, released a bombshell statement last week announcing their plan to step back as “senior members” of the British royal family, stating their desire to split time between the United Kingdom and Canada, to become “financially independent,” and to have greater control over their schedules, media presence, and engagements.