In an extraordinary interview with the US magazine, Newsweek, he insists however that Britain and other countries still need ‘the magic’ of the monarchy.
The 32-year-old prince also appears to criticise his family’s decision to make him walk behind his mother’s coffin as a 12-year-old, saying: ‘No child should be asked to do that.’
On the monarchy, he asks:
‘Is there any one of the Royal Family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time.’
Harry has never kept secret his lack of desire for the ‘top job’ – and now appears to be suggesting that no one else in his family, including his brother William, wants it either.
But he adds:
‘The monarchy is a force for good and we want to carry on the positive atmosphere that the Queen has achieved for over 60 years, but we won’t be trying to fill her boots. We are involved in modernising the British monarchy. We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people.
‘The Queen has been fantastic in letting us choose. She tells us to take our time.’
In 1997, Harry joined his father Charles, grandfather Philip, 15-year-old brother and uncle, Earl Spencer, in a procession through London for the funeral of his mother Diana.
Harry, who is fifth in line to the throne, says:
‘My mother had just died, and I had to walk a long way behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on television.
‘I don’t think any child should be asked to do that, under any circumstances. I don’t think it would happen today.’
Source – DailyMailUK