According to a new report from “The Sun,” Prince Harry is devastated that he had to lose his role as Captain General of the Royal Marines.
According to a source, the decision “had been forced on him.”
The Sun reports Prince Harry told military chiefs he was “devastated” that he had to stand down as Captain General of the Royal Marines.
At his last military engagement in the UK, the Duke of Sussex spoke emotionally of his regret at the move — due to Megxit — and pride in having served.
A source said: “He told people he regretted having to stand down and pretty much said the decision had been forced on him.”
Harry, 35, revealed his feelings at the Mountbatten Festival of Music at London’s Royal Albert Hall, where he and wife
Meghan, 38, got a standing ovation.
He told Major General Matthew Holmes, head of the Royal Marines, and other senior figures: “I am so proud to have served as the Royal Marines Captain and am devastated that I am having to step down.
“I feel I’m letting people down, but I had no choice.”
The source said: “He was being apologetic and did not appear fully at ease.
“He is a genuine guy and you could see he was upset and emotional as this was one of the last times he would be in uniform among his men and women.
‘TINGED BY SADNESS’
“Being in the military is a unique experience and he has deployed on operations.
“It creates a bond which you’d suspect Meghan may struggle to understand.”
Harry, who completed two tours in Afghanistan during ten years in the Army, was told he could not keep his honorary military titles as he steps back from royal duties.
He does retain the ranks of Major, Lt Commander and Squadron Leader.
For the glittering occasion during the couple’s last round of UK royal engagements, Harry wore his two Afghanistan medals on a red ceremonial uniform and Meghan was in a £1,300 scarlet Safiyaa Kalika gown.
Another source said: “There was a sense this was Harry’s swansong and the ovation they got as a greeting was one of those spontaneous things.
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