LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry, who decamped from England to Southern California final yr, rapped the theme track to the Nineteen Nineties sitcom “The Contemporary Prince of Bel-Air” throughout a late-night discuss present look by which he mentioned he didn’t stroll away from his royal duties.
Throughout a section on the CBS tv community’s “The Late, Late Present with James Corden” that aired early Friday, Harry mentioned he determined to step away from his work as a front-line member of the royal household to guard his spouse and son — and his psychological well being.
“It was stepping again relatively than stepping down,” he informed Corden. “It was a extremely tough setting, which I believe lots of people noticed, so I did what any father or husband would do and thought, ‘How do I get my household out of right here?’ However we by no means walked away, and so far as I’m involved, no matter choices are made on that aspect, I’ll by no means stroll away.”
The looks marked Harry’s first interview since his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, stripped the prince and his spouse, the previous actress Meghan Markle, of their remaining royal duties earlier this month. Corden’s coup trumped Oprah Winfrey, whose interview with the couple is scheduled to air March 7.
The Queen introduced her choice on Feb. 19, saying it wasn’t doable for the couple to “proceed with the obligations and duties that include a lifetime of public service” after they stepped away from the work of the Royal Household. Harry and Meghan replied by saying “service is common” and underscoring their dedication to the U.Okay., a response seen by some as disrespectful to the queen.
No matter points have divided the royals, Harry prompt he and Meghan stay in contact with the monarch and her husband, Prince Philip. Harry informed Corden that the monarch gave Harry and Meghan’s son, Archie, a waffle-maker for Christmas and that the senior royals had seen the toddler “operating round” in California by way of Zoom.
The prince additionally supplied a glimpse of the couple’s life within the rich Santa Barbara County enclave of Montecito, the place they typically watch the sport present “Jeopardy” and Netflix packages earlier than going to mattress. Archie’s first phrase was “crocodile,” Harry mentioned.
In the course of the lighthearted section, which didn’t contact on the royal couple’s industrial ventures, Corden and the prince tour Southern California on an open prime bus. At one level they arrived exterior the mansion the place the opening sequence of Will Smith’s “Contemporary Prince” was filmed.
“If it was ok for the Contemporary Prince, it’s ok for an actual prince,” Corden says, strolling up the drive. “Do you keep in mind the track?”
“Now that is the story, all about how, my life received flipped, turned the other way up, now take a minute,” Harry raps earlier than turning to Corden for assist.
“And sit proper there, I’ll let you know how I grew to become the prince of city known as…,” Corden chimes in.
“Bel-Air,” Harry finishes off the track.
Corden then jokingly tried to persuade Harry to purchase the sprawling mansion, putting a video name to Meghan to hunt her help. She demurred.
“I believe we’ve finished sufficient transferring,” she mentioned.
Meghan then requested “Haz” how his tour of Los Angeles was going, prompting Corden to ask Harry concerning the nickname.
“I didn’t know we had been calling you Haz now,″ Corden mentioned.
“You’re not my spouse,″ Harry responded with a shrug, as each males chuckled.