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Prince Harry, 36, spoke about his education with Meghan Markle and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai in a video chat focused on the female-male education gap. The Duchess of Sussex wants to use her voice to promote female education, according to ITV’s royal correspondent Chris Ship. But Harry noted how Eton College was amazing and admitted he had a very privileged education.
Speaking on ITV’s Royal Rota, Mr Ship said: “We know how much female education means to Meghan but also to Harry as well.
“When we were in Morocco with them, we went to the Atlas mountain to see Camfed, the campaign for female education in the school that they run there.”
Producer Lizzie Robinson added: “We know that this is one of the issues that Meghan really wants to use her voice to promote and to do as much work on as possible.
“Interestingly during that chat Prince Harry spoke a little bit about his own education.
“He obviously had an incredibly privileged education.
“He went Eton and he said during that podcast that he now sees his schooling as amazing but he certainly probably wasn’t grateful for it at the time.”
Mr Ship noted: “Had he gone to a local comprehensive he might have acknowledged how good Eton was.”
Ms Robinson continued: “He’s looking back now and noticing how lucky he was.”
During the podcast, Harry had said: “We do take it for granted and it is a privilege but every single person, every single child, every single young person needs an education.
“To know there’s over 130 million girls out of education right now, before the pandemic, and the numbers are only going to go up, it worries me and it probably worries all of us, the effect that is going to have not just on the individual, but on the family, and community, for the country and the world at large.”
He added: “I’m hugely grateful for the education I was lucky enough to have, at the time I certainly probably wasn’t as grateful, but looking back at it now, I’m very, very blessed with having such amazing options.”
Their comments come as royal biographer Robert Lacey detailed William’s anger at Harry in new book, Battle of Brothers.
Speaking to Sky News, Mr Lacey claimed: “There was a moment of family fury because of the way Harry had lost his temper and had released prematurely his plans for moving abroad with Meghan.
“But William, of course, also has a temper.
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“When I started writing the book, people would say you know both brothers can fly off the handle and that’s what happened before the Sandringham summit.
“The Queen organised the so-called summit, invited the family to come beforehand to try and rub off the rough edges.
“William actually refused; he said he would only sit down with his brother at the negotiating table with his negotiating team.
“That’s something that has got to change in the future.”
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