Britain's Prince Harry expresses 'great sadness' at royal split
LONDON, United Kingdom — Britain's Prince Harry expressed "great sadness" on Sunday at the way he and his wife Meghan had to give up their royal titles as part of a separation settlement with the Queen.
"It brings me great sadness that it has come to this," Harry said in his first remarks on Saturday's historic agreement, made during a public address and posted on the couple's Instagram account.
The settlement stripped Harry and Meghan of public funding and required them to repay £2.4 million ($3.1 million) of taxpayer's money spent on renovating their Frogmore Cottage home near Windsor Castle.
But Harry said he felt "utmost respect" for Queen Elizabeth II.
"It has been our privilege to serve you, and we will continue to lead a life of service."
"I will always have the utmost respect for my grandmother, my
He also hinted at some trepidation at starting a new life away from his royal home. He and Meghan will spend some time in Canada before deciding whether to move to the United States or another country.
"We are taking a leap of faith