Prince Harry told Newsweek magazine that no one in the royal family wants to be king or queen.
"For the greater good of the people ... 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," Prince Harry said.
The prince opened up about his tribulations over being a member of the royal family and the fame that comes along with it.
If what Prince Harry says is true, we need a national debate about ending the monarchy. We need willing heads of state, not reluctant royals— Republic (@RepublicStaff) June 22, 2017
Some were turned off by the idea of "reluctant royals."
Harry, 32, admitted that he has struggled at times with being in the spotlight and talked about the importance of maintaining a normal life. "People would be amazed by the ordinary life William and I live. I do my own shopping ... Even if I was king, I would do my own shopping."
The prince learned over the years that he can use his role to help others. "I didn't want to be in the position I was in, but I eventually pulled my head out of the sand, started listening to people and decided to use my role for good," he said.
Harry also told Newsweek about the difficulties of walking in the funeral procession for his mother, the late Princess Diana, when he was just 12. He recently acknowledged receiving counseling to help deal with her death.
"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," Harry said. "I don't think any child should be asked to do that, under any circumstances. I don't think it would happen today."