February 26, 2020 8:26AM EST
As Prince Harry continues to adapt to life outside the royal family, he has revealed that he wants to drop the ‘Prince’ from his name and just be referred to as ‘Harry’ from now on.
On Feb. 25, Prince Harry returned to England for the first time since reaching an agreement with the Queen about his future with the royal family on Jan. 18. Harry spoke at a sustainable travel conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was introduced to the podium by host, Ayesha Hazarika. During her introduction, Ayesha made quite a shocking revelation that proved just how serious Harry was about leaving royal life behind him now that he and wife Meghan Markle have re-located to Canada. “He’s made it clear that we are all just to call him Harry,” Ayesha told the crowd.
Harry and Meghan have decided to live financially independent from the royal family in North America, and earlier this week, they announced their intention to no longer use “any iteration of the word ‘Royal’” in reference to themselves from here on out. Harry did not reference his exit from the royal family during his Edinburgh speech, and instead, focused on the subject of sustainable travel. However, he did speak about his and Meghan’s decision during a speech in London on Jan. 19.