Prince Harry and Meghan have shared the pretty obvious thing they hate about being royal
To many of us, being a part of the royal family must sound like an absolute dream. You'd get to travel the world and meet thousands of interesting people, enjoy limitless riches and enjoy the finest foods and products that life has to offer, and - best of all - you would live in a literal palace.
Come on, who wouldn't want that?
Well, Prince Harry, for starters. Just last year, he revealed that his stint in the army was "the best escape I've ever had," and that, in reality, nobody really wants the pressure of being a monarch. "Is there any one of the Royal Family who wants to be king or queen?" he said. "I don't think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time."
But it's not just the responsibility that's a burden, as Harry and Meghan recently shared during an appearance at the WellChild awards.
While speaking to four-year-old Mckenzie Brackley (the little boy at the bottom left in the image above), the royal couple got to learn that he and they shared a particular dislike of what was going on at the event - and, indeed, something that is a part of everyday royal life. After a number of photos were taken, Brackley, who won an award for being an Inspirational Child following his battle with Acute Flaccid Paralysis, reportedly told Harry and Meghan that he did not like being in front of so many cameras.
And they totally agreed.
"They were so lovely. They knew [Mckenzie] was scared of the cameras and they said they didn’t like the cameras either so they turned around," Mckenzie's mother, Amy, told reporters at the event.
Really, it's not difficult to understand why the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have such an aversion to being photographed all the time. In fact, it's become such an issue in the past that Kensington Palace has actually had to issue a statement asking for Harry and Meghan to be left alone by the media.
This happened back in November of 2016, before the couple had become engaged.
Prince Harry "has never been comfortable" with the intrusion into his private life, the letter stated, and he was particularly disheartened when the media attention turned to Meghan.
"His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment. Some of this has been very public ... Some of it has been hidden from the public.
"Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm. He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game’. He strongly disagrees. This is not a game - it is her life and his."
So, while royal life might seem like one long walk in the park to many of us, it really isn't. It's a life of luxury, that's for sure - but it comes at a steep price, and Harry and Meghan have no choice but to pay it if they wish to continue the way they are.